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OFFICIAL MANUAL 
STATE o/MISSOURI 
2013-2014 



JASON KANDER 
SECRETARY of STATE 




Laura Swinford, Editor 




Dear Fellow Missourians, 

I am pleased to present the 2013-2014 Official Manual of the State of 
Missouri, more commonly known to most Missourians as the "Blue Book/' For 
more than 130 years, the "Blue Book" has stood alone as the most compre- 
hensive source of history and information about our state, and I am honored 
to continue this great tradition with the publication of the first volume from 
my administration. 

Every other year since 1878, Missouri's history and the work of countless pub- 
lic servants, be they state employees or elected officials, have been collected 
in the following pages. The vast majority of these are the unsung heroes of 
our state, the folks who work day after day to make sure our state government 
runs smoothly and efficiently while serving all Missourians. 

And who better than Missouri's own Harry S Truman to represent the spirit of 
public service and history contained in this volume? President Truman's well- 
known work ethic, no-nonsense approach and deep love for his home state 
remain the gold standard that those of us in public service strive to achieve. 
So it is with great honor that I dedicate the 2013-2014 "Blue Book" to the 
memory of President Harry S Truman, truly one of Missouri's finest. To honor 
President Truman's legacy, I hope you'll enjoy the many photographs of his 
life displayed throughout the following pages. 

Finally, this book represents the work of many talented and dedicated public 
servants in the secretary of state's office. It takes nearly a year to produce the 
"Blue Book," and this edition would not have been possible without the hard 
work of Julie Stegeman, Michael Douglas-Llyr, Kevin Flannery and Stephanie 
Fleming — thank you for this latest edition of Missouri's history. 

Sincerely, 
Jason Kander 




Secretary of State 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



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Table of 
Contents 



Letter from Secretary of State 

Jason Kander 3 

Table of Contents 5 

Chapter 1 — Missouri Almanac 

Missouri's Finest — Harry S. Truman 16 

Remembering Harry Photo Contest 35 

State Symbols of Missouri 42 

Missouri at a Glance 52 

Chapter 2 — Executive Branch 

Governor 54 

Historical Listing of Governors 59 

Lieutenant Governor 60 

Historical Listing of Lieutenant Governors 64 

Secretary of State 66 

Historical Listing of Secretaries of 

State 78 

State Auditor 80 

Historical Listing of State Auditors 85 

State Treasurer 86 

Historical Listing of State Treasurers 91 

Attorney General 92 

Historical Listing of Attorneys 

General 98 

Chapter 3 — Federal Government 

U.S. Government 100 

U.S. President 102 

U.S. Vice President 104 

Historical Listing of Presidents and Vice 

Presidents 106 

U.S. Senators 108 

Historical Listing of United States 

Senators 110 

U.S. Representatives 112 

Congressional Districts 1 1 5 

Historical Listing of United States 

Representatives 1 1 6 

Chapter 4 — Legislative Branch 

Missouri General Assembly 124 

Missouri Senate 127 

Missouri's Senate Districts 141 

Senatorial Districts by Municipality 142 



Missouri House of Representatives 149 

Missouri's House Districts 210 

House of Representative Districts by 

Municipality 212 

Legislative Historical Data 218 

Joint Legislative Committees 221 

Chapter 5 — Judicial Branch 

Missouri's Judicial System 226 

Supreme Court of Missouri 227 

Supreme Court Judges 229 

Office of State Courts Administrator 236 

Judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri, 

1821-2013 237 

Missouri Court of Appeals 240 

Eastern District 242 

Southern District 247 

Western District 250 

Missouri Circuit Courts 255 

Circuit Judges 256 

Circuit Courts by County 292 

Associate Circuit Judges 293 

Alphabetical listing of Missouri Judges.... 341 

Judicial Organizations 345 

Commission on Retirement, Removal 

and Discipline of Judges 345 

Chief Disciplinary Counsel, the 
Advisory Committee and Legal 

Ethics Counsel 345 

State Board of Law Examiners 346 

The Missouri Bar 346 

Judicial Conference of Missouri 347 

Nonpartisan Judicial Nominating 

Commissions 347 

Public Defender Commission 349 

Chapter 6 — Executive Departments 

Executive Departments 352 

Office of Administration 354 

Division of Accounting 354 

Division of Budget and Planning 354 

Division of Facilities Management, 

Design and Construction 355 

Division of General Services 356 

Information Technology Services 

Division 356 

Division of Personnel 357 

Division of Purchasing and Materials 

Management 357 

Office of Equal Oportunity 357 

Administrative Hearing Commission 358 

Board of Fund Commissioners 358 

Board of Public Buildings 358 



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Board of Unemployment Fund 

Financing 358 

Children's Trust Fund 359 

Citizens' Commission on Compensation 

for Elected Officials 359 

Governor's Council on Disability 359 

Missouri Minority Business Advocacy 

Commission 360 

Missouri Health and Educational 

Facilities Authority 361 

Jackson County Sports Complex 

Authority 361 

Missouri Ethics Commission 362 

Missouri Public Entity Risk Management 

Fund 362 

Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment 

Commission 362 

Office of Child Advocate 363 

Personnel Advisory Board 364 

Missouri State Capitol Commission 364 

Department of Agriculture 365 

Office of the Director 365 

Agriculture Business Development 

Division 365 

AgriMissouri 365 

Agriculture Marketing Program 365 

Farmers' Markets/Specialty Crops 366 

Market News 366 

Outreach 366 

Animal Health Division 367 

Agri-Security 367 

Animal Care Program 367 

Branding Cattle 367 

Grain Inspection and Warehousing 

Division 367 

Grain Inspection Services Program 367 

Grain Regulatory Services Program 368 

Plant Industries Division 368 

Bureau of Feed, Seed and Treated 

Timber 368 

Bureau of Pesticide Control 368 

Bureau of Plant Pest Control 368 

Bureau of Integrated Pest Management. 369 
Weights, Measures and Consumer Protection 

Division 369 

Land Survey Program 369 

Device and Commodity Inspection 

Program 369 

Petroleum/Propane/Anhydrous Ammonia 

Program 369 

Metrology Program 369 

Fuel Quality Program 370 

Missouri State Fair 370 

Missouri Agricultural and Small Business 

Development Authority 371 



Missouri Wine and Grape Board 371 

State Milk Board 371 

Department of Conservation 373 

Conservation Commission 373 

Administrative Services Division 374 

Design and Development Division 375 

Fisheries Division 375 

Forestry Division 376 

Human Resources Division 376 

Outreach and Education Division 377 

Private Land Services Division 378 

Protection Division 378 

Resource Science Division 378 

Wildlife Division 379 

Department of Corrections 380 

Offender Management 381 

Office of the Director 381 

Budget Research and Evaluation 381 

Reentry, Restorative Justice and Women 

Offender Programs 381 

Inspector General 382 

Emergency PreparednessAA/orkplace 

Violence 382 

Legislative/Constituent Services, Public 

Information and Victim Services 382 

Division of Human Services 383 

Fiscal Management Unit 383 

Planning Section 384 

Training Academy 384 

Employee Health and Safety 384 

Human Resources Section 384 

Religious/Spiritual Programming 384 

Volunteers/Interns 385 

General Services 385 

Division of Offender Rehabilitative 

Services 385 

Adult Basic Education 385 

Missouri Vocational Enterprises 386 

Medical Services 387 

Mental Health 387 

Missouri Sexual Offender Program 

(MoSOP) 387 

Institutional Substance Abuse Treatment 

and Toxicology Services 388 

Division of Adult Institutions 388 

Citizens Advisory Committee 389 

Algoa Correctional Center 389 

Boonville Correctional Center 389 

Central Missouri Correctional Center.... 389 

Chillicothe Correctional Center 389 

Crossroads Correctional Center 389 

Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and 

Correctional Center 389 

Farmington Correctional Center 390 



Fulton Reception and Diagnostic 

Center 390 

Jefferson City Correctional Center 390 

Maryville Treatment Center 390 

Missouri Eastern Correctional Center.... 390 

Moberly Correctional Center 390 

Northeast Correctional Center 390 

Ozark Correctional Center 390 

Potosi Correctional Center 391 

South Central Correctional Center 391 

Southeast Correctional Center 391 

Tipton Correctional Center 391 

Western Missouri Correctional 

Center 391 

Western Reception, Diagnostic and 

Correctional Center 391 

Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic 

and Correctional Center 391 

Board of Probation and Parole 392 

Division of Probation and Parole 392 

Department of Economic 

Development 396 

Administrative Services 396 

Economic Development Groups 397 

Division of Business and Community 

Services 397 

Sales Team 397 

Research 397 

Marketing 397 

Finance 398 

Compliance 398 

Missouri Technology Corporation 399 

Research Alliance of Missouri 399 

Missouri Community Service Commission 399 
Missouri Housing Development 

Commission 401 

Missouri State Council on the Arts 402 

Division of Workforce Development.... 402 

Missouri Women's Council 404 

Missouri Development Finance 

Board 404 

Missouri Division of Tourism 407 

Tourism Commission 407 

Activities and Plans 407 

Regulatory Groups 409 

Office of the Public Counsel 409 

Missouri Public Service Commission .... 410 
Department of Elementary and 

Secondary Education 413 

State Board of Education 413 

Office of the Commissioner of Education 414 
Division of Administrative and Financial 

Services 415 

Division of Learning Services 41 5 



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Missouri Commission for the Deaf and 

Hard of Hearing 41 6 

Missouri Assistive Technology Advisory 

Council 41 7 

Department of Health and Senior 

Services 41 8 

State Board of Health 418 

State Board of Senior Services 41 8 

Office of the Director 418 

Office of General Counsel 41 8 

Office of Governmental Policy and 

Legislation 419 

Office of Human Resources 419 

Office of Public Information 41 9 

Community and Constituent 

Relations 419 

Office of Minority Health 420 

Office on Women's Health 420 

Office of Primary Care and Rural 

Health 420 

Division of Administration 421 

Division of Community & Public 

Health 422 

Missouri State Public Health 

Laboratory 422 

Center for Local Public Health 

Services 422 

Section for Healthy Families and 

Youth 422 

Section for Special Health Services 424 

Section for Health Promotion and 

Chronic Disease Prevention 425 

Section for Women, Infants and 

Children and Community 

Nutrition Services 427 

Section of Epidemiology for Public 

Health Practice 428 

Section for Environmental Public 

Health 429 

Section for Disease Prevention 430 

Division of Regulation and 

Licensure 431 

Division of Senior and Disability 

Services 432 

Department of Higher Education 435 

Missouri Coordinating Board for 

Higher Education 436 

Missouri State Anatomical Board 436 

University of Missouri System 436 

University of Missouri 437 

University of Missouri-Kansas City... 444 

Missouri University of Science and 

Technology 449 

University of Missouri-St. Louis 452 

State Historical Society of Missouri 456 



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Lincoln University 457 

Harris-Stowe State University 458 

Linn State Technical College 459 

Truman State University 461 

Northwest Missouri State University 463 

Southeast Missouri State University 464 

Missouri State University 467 

MSU-Mountain Grove Campus 471 

MSU-West Plains 472 

Missouri Southern State University 473 

Missouri Western State University 474 

University of Central Missouri 475 

Missouri's Public Four-Year Institutions 478 

Missouri's Public Two-Year Colleges.... 478 
Department of Insurance, Financial 
Institutions & Professional 

Registration 479 

Office of the Director 479 

Insurance Consumer Affairs Division.... 479 
Division of Insurance Company 

Regulation 480 

Division of Insurance Market 

Regulation 480 

Administration Division 480 

Division of Finance 481 

Division of Credit Unions 482 

Division of Professional Registration 483 

Missouri State Board of 

Accountancy 484 

Missouri Board for Architects, 
Professional Engineers, 
Professional Land Surveyors 

and Landscape Architects 485 

Office of Athlete Agents 486 

Office of Athletics 486 

State Board of Chiropractic 

Examiners 487 

Acupuncturist Advisory 

Committee 488 

State Board of Cosmetology and 

Barber Examiners 488 

Committee for Professional 

Counselors 89 

Missouri Dental Board 490 

State Committee of Dietitians 491 

State Board of Embalmers and 

Funeral Directors 491 

Office of Endowed Care 

Cemeteries 492 

Missouri Board of Geologist 

Registration 493 

State Board of Registration for the 

Healing Arts 494 

Board of Examiners for Hearing 

Instrument Specialists 497 



Interior Design Council 497 

State Committee of Interpreters 498 

State Committee of Marital and 

Family Therapists 499 

Board of Therapeutic Massage 500 

Missouri State Board of Nursing 500 

Missouri Board of Occupational 

Therapy 502 

State Board of Optometry 502 

Board of Pharmacy 502 

State Board of Podiatric Medicine... 503 

State Board of Private Investigator 

Examiners 505 

State Committee of Psychologists .... 506 

Missouri Real Estate Commission .... 506 

Missouri Real Estate Appraisers 

Commission 507 

Missouri Board for Respiratory 

Care 508 

State Committee for Social 

Workers 509 

Office of Tattooing, Body Piercing 

and Branding 510 

Missouri Veterinary Medical 

Board 510 

Department of Labor and Industrial 

Relations 512 

Labor and Industrial Relations 

Commission 512 

Office of the Director 512 

Office of the General Counsel 513 

Division of Employment Security 513 

Division of Workers' Compensation 514 

State Board of Mediation 515 

Division of Labor Standards 516 

Missouri Commission on Human Rights 517 

Department of Mental Health 51 9 

Mental Health Commission 519 

Office of the Director 520 

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse.... 522 
Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric 

Services 522 

Center for Behavioral Medicine 523 

Cottonwood Treatment Center 523 

Fulton State Hospital 524 

Hawthorn Children's Psychiatric 

Hospital 524 

Martin Luther King Jr. State 

Celebration Commission 518 

Metropolitan St. Louis Psychiatric 

Center 525 

Northwest Missouri Psychiatric 

Rehabilitation Center 525 

St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation 

Center 526 



Southeast Missouri Mental Health 

Center 526 

Southwest Missouri Psychiatric 

Rehabilitation Center 527 

Division of Developmental 

Disabilities 527 

Habilitation Centers 529 

Regional Offices 530 

Department of Natural Resources 531 

Office of the Director 531 

Soil and Water Conservation Program .. 532 

Water Resources Center 533 

Dam and Reservoir Safety Council 533 

Environmental Improvement and Energy 

Resources Authority 533 

Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund 

Board of Trustees 533 

Division of Administrative Support 534 

Division of Environmental Quality 535 

Missouri Geological Survey 541 

Division of State Parks 544 

State Historic Preservation Office 544 

Unmarked Human Burial Consultation 

Committee 544 

State Parks and Historic Sites 545 

Department of Public Safety 548 

Office of the Director 548 

Office of Homeland Security 550 

Missouri Capitol Police 551 

Missouri Division of Fire Safety 551 

Missouri Division of Alcohol & Tobacco 

Control 554 

Missouri State Highway Patrol 556 

Office of the Adjutant General 562 

State Emergency Management 

Agency 564 

Missouri Veterans Commission 567 

Missouri Veterans Homes 568 

State Veterans Cemeteries 569 

Missouri Gaming Commission 571 

Department of Revenue 573 

Office of the Director 573 

Taxation Division 573 

Motor Vehicle & Driver Licensing 

Division 574 

Legal Services Division 574 

Administration Division 574 

State Lottery Commission 575 

State Tax Commission 575 

Department of Social Services 577 

Office of the Director 577 

Division of Finance & Administrative 

Services 577 

Division of Legal Services 577 

Children's Division 578 



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Family Support Division 579 

MO HealthNet Division 582 

Division of Youth Services 582 

Department of Transportation 585 

State Highways & Transportation 

Commission 585 

Commission Secretary's Office 585 

Director's Office 585 

Chief Counsel's Office 586 

Audits and Investigations 586 

Governmental Relations 586 

Customer Relations 586 

District Offices 586 

Bridge 587 

Design 587 

Construction and Materials 588 

Transportation Planning 588 

External Civil Rights 588 

Traffic and Highway Safety 588 

Maintenance 588 

Multimodal Operations 589 

Motor Carrier Services 589 

Financial Services Division 589 

Human Resources 589 

Information Systems 589 

Equal Opportunity and Diversity 590 

General Services 590 

Risk and Benefits Management 590 

Missouri Government Resources on the 

Web 591 

Government Toll-Free Numbers 593 

Chapter 7 — Missouri Elections 

Missouri Voting and Elections 596 

Registered Voters in Missouri 2004-2012 597 

2010 General Election Results 600 

2010 Primary Election Results 643 

Officers of Democratic Party 694 

Officers of Republican Party 732 

Officers of Libertarian Party 766 

Officers of the Constitution Party 770 

Chapter 8 — Cities and Counties 

Missouri County Officials 774 

Classification of Municipalities 846 

Map of Missouri Counties 866 

Chapter 9 — Missouri Information 

Newspaper Organizations 868 

Newspapers of Missouri 873 

Missouri Broadcasters 891 

Broadcast Stations 892 

Capitol Correspondents 912 

Libraries in Missouri 913 



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Academic Libraries 913 

Public Libraries 91 6 

Special Libraries 922 

Institutional Libraries 924 

Academy of Missouri Squires 926 

Foreign Consulates in Missouri 930 

Boards Assigned to the Governor 932 

Unassigned Boards and Commissions 933 

Misouri Statistics 935 

Index of Historical Features 940 

Flag Etiquette 962 

Chapter 1 — Personnel 

Executive Branch 

Office of Governor 964 

Office of Lieutenant Governor 964 

Office of Secretary of State 964 

Office of State Auditor 965 

Office of State Treasurer 966 

Office of Attorney General 967 

Legislative Branch 

Missouri Senate 969 

Missouri House of Representatives 970 

Joint Legislative Committees 973 

Judicial Branch 

Supreme Court 973 

Office of State Courts Administrator 974 

Court of Appeals — Eastern District 976 

Court of Appeals — Southern District 976 

Court of Appeals — Western District 976 

Missouri Circuit Courts 976 

Commission on Retirement, Removal 

and Discipline of Judges 994 

State Public Defender Commission 994 

Executive Departments 

Office of Administration 998 

Department of Agriculture 1012 



Department of Conservation 1015 

Department of Corrections 1 027 

Department of Economic Development 1096 
Department of Elementary and Secondary 

Education 1101 

Department of Health and Senior 

Services 1112 

Department of Higher Education 1 123 

University of Missouri 1124 

Lincoln University 1276 

Linn State Technical College 1279 

Truman State University 1280 

University of Central Missouri 1 284 

Northwest Missouri State 

University 1295 

Southeast Missouri State 

University 1297 

Missouri State University 1304 

Harris-Stowe State University 1317 

Missouri Southern State 

University 1319 

Missouri Western State 

University 1322 

Department of Insurance, Financial 

Institutions and Professional 

Registration 1325 

Department of Labor and Industrial 

Relations 1330 

Department of Mental Health 1335 

Department of Natural Resources 1386 

Department of Public Safety 1400 

Department of Revenue 1433 

Department of Social Services 1 442 

Department of Transportation 1 487 

Index 1522 



Truman holding his daughter, Margaret 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 




Truman with H.R.H Princess Elizabeth, 1951 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 




Harry and Bess, reading on the balcony of the 
White House. 

photo courtesy of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum 



President Harry S. Truman, Bess Wallace Truman, and Margaret 
Truman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



Chapter 1 

Missouri Almanac 




Harry and Bess Truman returning to the White House after the renovation. 



Photo Courtesy of Harry S. Truman Library and Museum 



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Missouri's Tines 



7-farru S. Truman 



Jon Taylor 




* / # arm Truman was born a Missourian on May 8, 
188^, and he proudly remained a Missourian the rest of 
his life. People and place were very important to Truman, 
w w and over the course of 88 years he connected with many 
Missourians through social, fraternal and political associations cultivated 
across the state. Truman reflected in his later years, "I've had every political 
office, nearly, from precinct to President of the United States, and I came 
back home to live at the end of it all." For a man with such a unique politi- 
cal trajectory, this should come as no surprise. Missouri was in his blood. 

Missouri was still recovering from the Civil War when Truman was born. 
The conflict had ripped the state apart, leaving it with reconfigured politi- 
cal, social and economic orientations. 



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Both sets of Truman's grandparents 
had owned slaves, and for Solomon 
and Harriet Young, his maternal grand- 
parents, especially, the war left deep 
marks because their Jackson County 
farm was raided by Kansas Jayhawkers 
on several occasions. Truman's mother, 
Martha Ellen Young, was present dur- 
ing these raids, and both she and his 
maternal grandmother, Harriet Louisa 
Gregg Young, would not let him for- 
get that the family's silver was always 
somewhere in Kansas. 

Harry Truman's father John A. Tru- 
man was born on December 5, 1 851 , in 
Jackson County. His parents, Anderson 
Shipp Truman and Mary Jane (Holmes) 
Truman, moved to Missouri in the fall 
of 1846 from Kentucky's Shelby Coun- 
ty. They lived and worked on various 
farms in Jackson and Platte counties, 
including, after the Civil War, acreage 
not far from the large farmstead owned 
by the Youngs near present-day Grand- 
view. The Youngs themselves arrived 
from Shelby County only five years 
before. Solomon Young was a freighter 
who transported and sold goods to the 
west's new settlers and the federal forts 
that dotted the frontier. Tying the fami- 
lies together, Martha Ellen Young mar- 
ried John A. Truman on December 28, 
1881, at an impressive farm house the 
Youngs constructed after the Civil War. 
When that house burned in 1894, the 
family built a much smaller replace- 
ment home that is now a part of the 
Harry S Truman National Historic Site. 

Shortly after they were married, 
John and Martha Ellen moved to La- 
mar, where John established himself as 
a livestock trader with a feed and sale 
stable near the Missouri Pacific Depot 
on Main Street. In Lamar, the couple 
celebrated the birth of Harry, their first 



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Harry S.Truman as a child 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



child. But the young family did not stay 
long in the Barton County town, and 
in 1885 they moved north to Harrison- 
ville where they lived briefly on a farm. 
The following year, Harry welcomed 
younger brother John Vivian to the fam- 
ily, and in 1889 their sister, Mary Jane. 
In 1889, the family returned to Grand- 
view and lived with the Young family in 
the home where the couple was mar- 
ried eight years earlier. 

The maple trees on Grandpa Young's 
farm stood tall in Truman's memory as 
he recalled childhood adventures with 
his brother: 

Vivian and I used to play in 
the south pasture— a beautiful 
meadow in bluegrass. At the 
end of the grove was a mud hole. 
This grove was row on row of 
beautiful maple trees, a quarter of 



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a mile long and six rows wide. We 
had a little red wagon which we 
took with us on our adventures in 
the pasture. We finally wound up 
at the mudhole with a neighbor 
boy about our age and I loaded 
Vivian and John Chancellor into 
the little wagon, hauled them 
into the mudhole— and upset 
the wagon. What a spanking I 
received. I can feel it yet! Every 
stitch of clothes on all three of 
us had to be changed, scrubbed, 
and dried, and so did we! 

Truman was 6 years old when the 
family moved to Independence in 
1890. At that time Independence was 
the county seat of Jackson County and 
had been so since December 26, 1 826, 
when the county was organized. Prior 
to the arrival of the Truman family, and 
even before the Civil War, Indepen- 
dence was a diverse community of in- 
dividuals who had situated themselves 
along America's western frontier. The 
Santa Fe Trail was one of the most im- 
portant trails that ran through the out- 
post, and residents participated in the 
commerce and trade associated with it. 
What was unique about Independence 
from the 1 820s to 1 860 was that it was 
not uncommon to find Anglos, His- 
panics, Native Americans, free blacks 
and enslaved blacks all throughout the 
streets and entering into partnerships, 
many of which had international con- 
nections. The town's leaders did little 
to enhance their community's diver- 
sity, however, with their reaction to 
the arrival of Mormon Leader Joseph 
Smith, Jr., and a group of his followers 
in 1831. They were forcibly removed 
from the city in 1 833 and from the state 
by Governor Lilburn Boggs's 1838 ex- 
termination order. 



The expulsion did little to slow In- 
dependence's overall growth, though, 
and in the 1840s and 1850s, Inde- 
pendence maintained its role as a ma- 
jor provisioning center for America's 
westward expansion, particularly for 
travelers along the Oregon and Cali- 
fornia trails. The city attracted more 
and more people, including the state's 
largest slaveholder, Jabez Smith, and 
free blacks, like Emily Fisher and Hi- 
ram Young, who established successful 
businesses. 

Independence was a complicated 
place, and the Civil War further com- 
plicated the landscape of the commu- 
nity, which retained its southern culture 
even after the war. In 1890, the town 
boasted 6,974 residents, but the diver- 
sity that was a hallmark of the early 
period between 1826 and 1860 had 
vanished. The small African-American 
population, for example, was pointedly 
segregated from the rest of the commu- 
nity. 

Mary Ethel Noland, Truman's first 
cousin, who had moved to Indepen- 
dence with her family in 1883, noted 
that John and Martha Ellen moved their 
family to Independence to take advan- 
tage of the public schools, and because 
Independence was southern. She re- 
membered, 'Independence was the 
center of learning in Jackson County." 
She further recalled: "Independence 
was still the place to go if you wanted 
to find culture and Kansas City was a 
kind of a Yankee Town, you know, and 
we were still a little sore about what the 
Yankees had done to us. So Yankee was 
kind of a bad word." Truman's aunt 
concluded, "Independence was South- 
ern and Kansas City was not." 

Truman's experience in Indepen- 
dence was formative. The family lived 



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Harry Truman, Age Thirteen 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



in several homes in town — a significant 
change from the mostly isolated farm 
houses they previously lived in. For the 
first time, Truman lived in a neighbor- 
hood where he could not only play 
with his brother and sister, but with oth- 
er children who were near his own age. 
One of those neighboring kids, Henry 
Chiles, remembered their playing days 
together: 

We not only played cowboys, 
we really were cowboys. The 
Trumans, as I say, came off the 
farm and my father came off the 
farm, and we both had horses. 
Each one of us boys had a pony 
and we'd play real cowboys, and 
I am not fooling. We would rope 
each other and drag around. I 
remember one incident. When 



we'd practice we would ride 
down the alley as fast as we could 
lariat a post, a fence post, and 
then if we caught it we would 
turn the rope loose and come on 
back. One time, some way or the 
other my rope got caught around 
the saddle horn and when I roped 
the post, come to the end of the 
rope, there we both were, me and 
the saddle, and the horse went on. 

While Independence offered a 
neighborhood for Harry Truman to 
grow up in, it also provided his father 
another location to continue his live- 
stock business. Henry Chiles remem- 
bered: 

Everybody in those days had a 
few cows and— a little bit farther 
out this is big stock country- 
he [John A. Truman] would buy 
cattle, one cow or two cows. One 
time in particular I remember, he 
came in with a calf across his 
saddle and the old mother cow 
following up. He didn't have to 
tie her, she just followed the calf. 
He had bought the cow and calf 
and come in. And he had a lot 
on the corner of Waldo that run 
back to the alley. Oh, it covered 
several lots wide and had a barn 
and he kept one to a dozen cattle 
in there all the time. He'd slick 
them up and if necessary he'd 
drive them to Kansas City and sell 
them to the stockyard. In those 
days we didn't have any trucks, 
of course, and the only way to 
get them there was to ship them 
on the train or drive them. So 
people within fifty miles of the 
stockyard didn't ever do anything 
but drive them right down 
Fifth Street into the stockyard. 



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The schools Truman attended in In- 
dependence and, more importantly, 
the teachers who instructed him left a 
lasting imprint upon his life. In 1 892, at 
the age of eight, Truman began his edu- 
cational career at the Noland School. 
One of his fellow classmates in that first 
grade class, Mize Peters, recalled: 

He [Truman] and I were seatmates 
in the first grade. In those days 
two children sat together in 
an old bench with a dividing 
board that ran down the center. 
Possibly six or eight benches were 
fastened together with a child on 
either side of each bench. Miss 
Myra Ewing was our teacher 
whom we loved very much. 

In his memoirs, Truman fondly re- 
membered Miss Mira Ewing, who "be- 
came a favorite" of his. 

In high school, Truman's history 
teacher Miss Maggie Phelps and Eng- 
lish teacher Miss Tillie Brown also left 
impressions. Truman remembered that 
Brown was a "genius at making us ap- 
preciate good literature" and "made us 
want to read it." W. L. C. Palmer taught 
him science and later became the su- 
perintendent of Independence Public 
Schools. Palmer also married Ardelia 
Hardin, who taught Truman mathemat- 
ics and Latin at the Independence High 
School. If Truman hadn't received his 
education in the emerging county seat, 
the alternative would have been for 
him to remain behind and attend a ru- 
ral school in southern Jackson County 
where subjects like these would not 
have been taught. This was not an op- 
tion his parents, particularly his mother, 
wanted for any of their children. 

Throughout his life, Truman never 
forgot those teachers, and later in life 



he remarked, "I do not remember a 
bad teacher in all my experience. They 
were all different, of course, but they 
were the salt of the earth. They gave 
us our high ideals, and they hardly 
ever received more than forty dollars a 
month for it." 

In 1901, Truman was one of 41 stu- 
dents who graduated from the new 
Independence High School. The new 
school was an impressive two-story 
structure that had an auditorium, a li- 
brary and a science laboratory. Above 
the main entrance, Superintendent 
Palmer had the Latin words inscribed 
"juventus Spes Mundi" which meant 
"Youth Hope of the World." It was a far 
cry from the one-room school houses 
that dotted Missouri's landscape at the 
turn of the 20th century. 

44 

/ do not remember a bad 
teacher in all my experience. 
They were all different, of 
course, but they were the salt of 
the earth. They gave us our high 
ideals, and they hardly ever re- 
ceived more than forty dollars a 
month for it. 

Charlie Ross and Bess Wallace were 
two important individuals in Harry Tru- 
man's 1 901 graduating class. Of the 41 
students, Charlie Ross was selected as 
the top student in the class and Truman 
later tapped him to be his press secre- 
tary. Bess Wallace became his wife. 

Bess Wallace was born on February 
13, 1885, in Independence to Madge 
(Gates) and David W. Wallace. Unlike 
Harry, Bess spent all of her life in Inde- 



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21 



pendence. Due to the entrepreneurial 
successes of her grandfather George 
Porterfield Gates, her family had strong 
connections to Delaware Street, which 
was home to some of the city's most in- 
fluential people. Gates relocated to In- 
dependence from Illinois in 1866 after 
the Civil War. In 1876, he formed a part- 
nership with William H. Waggoner and 
established a flour mill that came to be 
known as the Waggoner- Gates Milling 
Company. The mill made Queen of the 
Pantry Flour that was marketed across 
the South in the 1880s and remained 
operational until the 1960s. 

In 1885, George P. Gates amassed 
enough wealth to add on to a home on 
North Delaware Street that he initially 
purchased in 1867. The newly remod- 
eled home included 14 rooms and was 
plumbed for running water and gas. The 
structure was one of the most expensive 
homes in the city in 1 885. 

After Bess's father died in 1903, the 
family moved into the impressive resi- 
dence at 219 North Delaware. Bess 
would call this place home for the rest 
of her life. Directly across the street 
was the home of Truman's aunt, Ella 
Noland. The Nolands came to Inde- 
pendence in 1 883 and moved to North 
Delaware Street in 1 900. Aunt Ella had 
three daughters: Nellie, Ethel and Ruth. 
Nellie and Ethel, though slightly older, 
became fast friends of Harry and Bess. 
In fact, Nellie Noland tutored both 
Harry and Bess in Latin while they were 
in high school. Mary Ethel Noland re- 
membered: 

/ don't know whether they got 
much Latin read or not because 
there was a lot of fun going on, 
and Harry had become interested 
in fencing. He had two foils, 
or rapiers... and so we would 



sometimes practice fencing, 
which we knew absolutely 
nothing about, but it was fun to 
try, and we had a porch and we 
had room here to play and have 
fun, generally, which we did, with 
a little Latin intermingled, maybe. 

Truman had aspirations to attend 
one of the armed services academies, 
but that never happened, and his father 
lost money in the grain futures mar- 
ket just when he graduated from high 
school, which prevented him from go- 
ing to an area college or university. This 
did not stop Truman, however, from 
pushing ahead and learning new skills 
or widening his circle of friends and ac- 
quaintances. 

He became a time keeper for a con- 
struction company and served a brief 
stint working for Commerce Bank. 
Here Truman picked up one of his most 
important life skills — keeping track 
of numbers. Throughout the rest of his 
life, he paid close attention to detail, 
and when he was called to work the 
family farm in Grandview in 1906 at 
the age of 22, he kept extensive farm 
records. 

Truman probably did not envision 
being a farmer at such an early age, yet 
his family needed his help running the 
600-acre farm, which was much larger 
than the average Missouri farm of 100 
acres. Truman grew up on farms, and for 
a time he had lived on the Grandview 
farm, albeit in a different farm house. 
This farmstead was part of a much larg- 
er farming operation that his grandfa- 
ther Solomon Young had operated prior 
to his death in 1892. The management 
of the farm fell to his widow, Harriet 
Young, but by 1 906 the farm operations 
became too much and she enlisted the 
help of John and Martha Ellen along 



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with Harry and his siblings. Because of 
the farm's great size, hired hands were 
necessary in the upkeep as well. 

In 1911, after Vivian married and 
moved to a neighboring farm, Harry 
and his father formed J. A. Truman & 
Sons, Farmers. John brought his exten- 
sive knowledge of livestock and trad- 
ing, and Harry brought an interest in 
maintaining detailed financial records. 
In keeping gestation, hay and pasture 
books, Harry seemed interested in sci- 
entific farming and utilizing the exper- 
tise of the county extension agents that 
became active around this time. Tru- 
man described his farming experience: 

Well, I went to the farm in 1906 
and stayed there, contrary to all 
the prophecies, until April 1917, 
really until August 5, 1917. It 
was a great experience. Wish 
rd kept a diary. It was my job 
to help my father and brother 
feed the livestock, sometimes 
milk a couple of cows, then help 
my mother get breakfast. After 
breakfast we'd go to the fields. In 
spring and fall there'd be plowing 
to do. We had gang plows made 
by the Emerson Plow Company- 
two twelve-inch plows on a 
three-wheeled frame. It required 
four horses or mules to pull it and 
if an early start was had, about 
five acres could be broken up 
in a day— not an eight-hour one 
but in, say, ten or twelve hours. 
In the spring when the weather 
was cool and the teams could be 
kept moving the time was shorter. 
That sort of plow is the best 
demonstration of horsepower, 
pounds, feet, minutes. Sometimes 
the horses gave out and then the 
power was off until a rest was 



had. Riding one of these plows all 
day, day after day, gives one time 
to think. I've settled all the ills of 
mankind in one way and another 
while riding along seeing that 
each animal pulled his part of the 
load. Sometimes in the early part 
of the year it would be so cold 
that walking was in order to keep 
warm, even when a sweater, two 
coats and an overcoat were worn. 

It was always my job to plant the 
corn, sow the wheat and run the 
binder to cut the wheat and oats. 
I usually pitched hay up to my 
father on the stack also. My father 
hated a crooked corn row or a 
skipped place in a wheat field. 
We had no crooked rows and our 
wheat and oat fields had no bare 
places in them and when the 
binder had finished a wheat or oat 
field there were no uncut strips in 
the field. We used a crop rotation 
system in our farm program. 

We'd plant corn after clover. 
Starting with wheat we'd sow 
clover on the wheat field in the 
spring and usually get a crop 
of clover hay that fall. The next 
year we'd spread all the manure 
from the farm and the little town 
adjoining it on the clover field. 
Nearly every family in the little 
town of 300 people had a cow or 
two and a horse. My father and 
I bought a manure spreader and 
kept it busy all the time when we 
were not doing other necessary 
things... It would take five years 
to make the complete rotation 
but it worked most successfully. . . 

While Truman was busy as a farmer, 
he also spent time with other off-the- 



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23 



farm pursuits that included the Farm 
Bureau, Grandview Commercial Club, 
Modern Woodmen and the Missouri 
National Guard. Among his most im- 
portant pursuits, though, were joining 
the Masons and dating Bess Wallace in 
Independence. 




Portrait of Harry S.Truman in the uniform 
of the Missouri National Guard 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



In 1 908, a family member visited the 
farm, and Truman noticed a little pin 
he was wearing and wondered what it 
symbolized. On his next trip, the family 
member delivered an application for 
membership in Belton Lodge 450 An- 
cient Free and Accepted Masons. Tru- 
man filled out the application, and he 
was accepted for membership in De- 
cember 1908. He took his first degree 
in February, and by March he finished 
his third. He followed in the footsteps 



of his grandfathers, both Masons, and 
his brother who was also a member. 

Truman practiced his Masonic lec- 
tures while he plowed the fields on the 
farm. The habit was not without ben- 
efit; most observers believe he became 
prominent in the fraternal organization 
because he became very proficient in 
leading the rituals that were required to 
move from one degree to the next. Tru- 
man defined Freemasonry as "a system 
of morals which makes it easier to live 
with your fellow man, whether he un- 
derstands it or not." 

Truman's Masonic activities were 
very important to him and may have 
helped form his identity even more than 
his Baptist roots. Although he attended 
church on occasion, he probably at- 
tended more Masonic meetings and 
installation services than he did reli- 
gious services. Many of the rituals were 
based on biblical texts and those texts 
discussed how fellow human beings 
were supposed to treat one another. Al- 
len E. Roberts, who completed a book 
on Truman's Masonic career, noted: 

As a Freemason, Truman also 
learned the meaning of Brotherly 
Love, Relief and truth. He 
put the first two into practice 
continually; Truth he continued 
to seek, which is a never-ending 
quest. He learned that time, 
patience and perseverance could 
accomplish almost anything. 
His understanding of Masonry's 
Cardinal Virtues— Temperance, 
Fortitude, Prudence and Justice — 
shows up throughout his life. 

In addition to providing at least a 
partial moral framework for his life, 
Truman's career as a lifelong Mason 
exposed him to many people around 



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the county as his political career took 
off after World War I. When he first 
joined the Masons, he primarily trav- 
eled around Jackson County to com- 
plete installation ceremonies. In those 
travels he met many individuals, begin- 
ning the process of building name rec- 
ognition. This is not to say that Truman 
saw his activity in the Masons as purely 
political; rather, he suggested the op- 
posite in his close Senate race in 1 940, 
remarking: "Never in my career have 
I used... the Masonic organization... to 
advance my political fortunes/' 

The second off-the-farm pursuit Tru- 
man pursued with much zeal was his 
courtship with Bess Wallace. Some 
have called the courtship his longest 
campaign — and there is great truth in 
that. The campaign began in Decem- 
ber of 1910 and lasted until they were 
married in 1919 after Harry returned 
from service in World War I. 

The courtship faced several differ- 
ent challenges. The first was distance. 
Even though only 15 miles separated 
Independence and Grandview, no di- 
rect route or reliable public transpor- 
tation made the trip easy. Between 
1910 and 1914, matters were further 
complicated by Truman's lack of an 
automobile. The second challenge was 
trying to convince Bess to marry him 
since he did not make much money 
as a farmer. This problem was exacer- 
bated by a lawsuit that other heirs of 
Harriet Young brought after she died 
in 1909 because they only received a 
small sum of money from her estate. 
The settlement reached in 1914 did 
not favor the Truman family, and Harry 
wondered if farming was a suitable oc- 
cupation for him to be an acceptable 
marriage partner for Bess. 



Since the distance between Grand- 
view and Independence was an obsta- 
cle to their relationship, the two carried 
out much of their courtship by mail. 
Between December 1910 and August 
1 91 7 when Truman shipped out to Fort 
Sill, Okla., where he trained for World 
War I, the couple exchanged at least 
230 letters. Truman's letters to Bess — 
which have largely survived — reveal 
much about his early life and the 600- 
acre farm. Unfortunately, most of her 
letters to him were later destroyed. 

In December of 1910, Truman vis- 
ited the Noland family to see his Aunt 
Ella and favorite cousins, Nellie and 
Ethel Noland. The Nolands still lived at 
216 North Delaware, right across the 
street from Bess Wallace's home at 21 9 
North Delaware. In a neighborly holi- 
day exchange of baked goods, the Wal- 
lace family had sent a cake over to the 
Nolands, and the cake plate needed to 
be returned. The Noland sisters, who 
were always interested in Truman's 
love life, urged him to return the cake 
plate. Ethel Noland recalled: 

Mrs. Wallace was very neighborly 
and she loved to send things. Oh, 
we did back and forth, you know. 
She would send over a nice 
dessert or something, just to share 
it and here was a plate, well, we 
hadn't taken it back and I said, 
"Why don't you take that plate 
home, it's been around here a few 
days." "Well," he said, "I certainly 
will." And Bess came to the door, 
and of course nothing could have 
made a bigger occasion than that, 
to see her again and talk to her. 

The first "Dear Bess" letter that Tru- 
man wrote was dated December 31, 
1910. Truman was 26 years old and 
Bess was 25, and their relationship, 



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25 



at least for him, turned serious just six 
months later. In June of 1 91 1 , he wrote: 

Speaking of diamonds, would 
you wear a solitaire on your left 
hand should I get it? Now that 
is a rather personal or pointed 
question provided you take 
it for all it means. You know, 
were I an Italian or a poet I 
would commence and use all 
the luscious language of two 
continents. I am not either but 
only a kind of good-for-nothing 
American farmer. I've always had 
a sneakin' notion that some day 
maybe I'd amount to something. 
I doubt it now though like 
everything. It is a family failing 
of ours to be poor financiers. 
I am blest that way. Still that 
doesn't keep me from having 
always thought that you were all 
that a girl could be possibly and 
impossibly. You may not have 
guessed it but I've been crazy 
about you ever since we went 
to Sunday School together. But 
I never had the nerve to think 
you'd even look at me. I don't 
think so now but I can't keep from 
telling you what I think of you. 

Truman sent this letter and waited, 
and then waited some more, but Bess 
did not immediately respond. Unfor- 
tunately, the letter she eventually sent 
has not survived. But in a subsequent 
letter, Truman told her: "You know that 
you turned me down so easy that I am 
almost happy anyway. I never was fool 
enough to think that a girl like you 
could ever care for a fellow like me but 
I couldn't help telling you how I felt/' 

Rather than end their relationship, 
Bess's rejection of Truman's proposal 
merely seemed to increase his resolve 



to pursue her. Bess enjoyed playing 
tennis, and he built her a tennis court in 
the maple grove on Grandpa Young's 
farmstead. In December of 1911, he 
received a standing Sunday invitation 
to visit Bess at her home at 219 North 
Delaware. 

44 

You know that you turned me 
down so easy that I am almost 
happy anyway I never was fool 
enough to think that a girl like 
you could ever care for a fellow 
like me but I couldn't help tell- 
ing you how I felt 

Over the next couple of years, the 
relationship progressed, and in Novem- 
ber 1913 he made a second proposal: 

Do you want to be a farmer? Or 
shall I do some other business. 
When Mamma wins her suit and 
we get all the lawyers and things 
out of the way I will then have 
a chance for myself... You may 
be sure I'm not going to wait till 
I'm Montana's chief executive 
to ask you to be Mrs. Governor, 
but I sure want to have some 
decent place to ask you to... 
Let's get engaged anyway to see 
how it feels. No one need know 
it but you and me until we get 
ready to tell it anyway. If you 
see a man you think more of 
in the meantime, engagements 
are easy enough broken.... 

This time Bess accepted Harry's "let's 
get engaged... to see how it feels" offer. 

Less than a year later, tragedy struck 
when Harry's father fell ill, and in No- 
vember 1914, John A. Truman passed 



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Harry Truman, Bess Wallace, and others in car. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



away. At this point Harry had to make 
a choice — continue to work the farm or 
look for other opportunities. He chose 

the latter when he traveled to the Da- 
kotas and Texas to look for other farm- 
ing opportunities, which never panned 
out. In 1 91 6, he obtained money, likely 
from his mother, to invest in a lead and 
zinc mine in Commerce, Okla. He 
traveled on site to manage the mining 
operation, where he tracked the mine's 
financial affairs and hired a mining 
crew that contained about a dozen or 
more workers. It was the largest gamble 
he had taken up to this point in his life, 
and it was a gamble that took him away 
from Bess and the farm. 



44 

... I'm naturally a hopeful, 
happy person... If I can't win 
straight, I'll continue to lose.... 



The mine was a complete failure, 
but Bess continued to support him. Her 



family had taken risks as well, and she 
probably understood the potential for 
failure. After the mining venture failed 
in September of 1 91 6, Truman returned 
home and promptly invested in an oil 
company that failed too. He told Bess: 

/ seem to have a grand and 
admirable ability for calling tails 
when heads come up. My luck 
should surely change. Sometime 
I should win. I have tried to stick. 
Worked, really did, like thunder 
for ten years to get that old farm 
in line for some big production. 
Have it in shape and have had a 
crop failure every year. Thought 
rd change my luck, got a mine, 
and see what I did get. Tried 
again in the other long chance, 
oil. Still have high hopes on that, 
but then I'm naturally a hopeful, 
happy person... If I can't win 
straight, I'll continue to lose.... 

In 1914, World War I began, and 
in 1917 Truman enlisted to serve. He 
joined Battery D in the 129th Field Ar- 
tillery in France. He was in command 
of a little over 200 troops who were 
responsible for getting four 75mm ar- 
tillery pieces placed on the battlefield 
while being pulled by draft animals. 
It was a challenging job and Truman 
excelled. Some historians regard Tru- 
man's experience as Captain of Bat- 
tery D as his first significant success in 
that it proved his ability to be a leader 
of men. This is a fair assessment, and 
the Battery D boys, as they came to be 
known, supported him and later helped 
him launch and maintain his political 
career for the rest of his life. 

When Truman returned to Missouri 
from France, he married Bess Wallace 
on June 28, 1919, and moved into her 
family's home at 219 North Delaware. 



MISSOURI'S FINEST-HARRY S TRUMAN 



27 




7-sfc .? . ,1. 




Truman at Fort Riley. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



He referred to that skill he learned 
while on the farm as "diplomacy." 
Farming also gave him important ex- 
perience keeping books and tracking 
details. These skills served him well his 
whole life. 

As a newlywed in Jackson County, 
Truman opened a haberdashery with 
Army buddy Eddie Jacobson in down- 
town Kansas City. The business failed in 
1922, but Truman found a new oppor- 
tunity in his association with another 
Army buddy, Jim Pendergast, who was 
the nephew of the Kansas City Demo- 
cratic political boss, Thomas J. Pen- 
dergast. Pendergast dominated Kan- 
sas City politics during the 1920s and 
1930s by putting together coalitions of 
working-class Irish and African-Ameri- 
cans as well as select members of Kan- 
sas City's professional classes. Hoping 
to expand his influence into eastern 
Jackson County, Pendergast was happy 
to befriend Truman. 

What Pendergast probably did not 
realize was that Truman was a good ad- 
ministrator who paid close attention to 
detail. Still, Truman could temper this 
attention to detail in order to work with 
a county government that flirted with 
and sometimes wallowed in a sea of 
corruption. 

Truman was elected as the eastern 
judge for Jackson County in 1922. In 
1924, he ran again but was defeated. 
Regardless, life changed for both Harry 
and Bess when Margaret, the couple's 
only child, was born in February 1924. 
In 1926, Truman ran for the presiding 
judge and won. He was re-elected to 
the position again in 1930. As presid- 
ing judge, he oversaw a road building 
program in the county, the construc- 
tion of the courthouse in Kansas City 



Harry S.Truman's identity card for the Ameri- 
can Expeditionary Forces. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 

The marriage, coupled with his service 
in the war, took him permanently off 
the farm. The agricultural and business 
experience was formative, though, hav- 
ing given him the opportunity to hone 
his negotiating skills. On the farm, he 
bargained with hired hands and with 
fellow neighbors as they shared labor 
during the threshing season. In the 
1950s, almost fifty years after he had 
been a farmer, he reflected back on his 
experience and said that it was his job 
to be the "family peace maker" and to 
help negotiate how the work would be 
shared. 



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Harry and Bess Truman Wedding Photo 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



and the remodeling of the courthouse 
in Independence. 

As county judge, Truman learned 
the importance of working with all 
types of individuals, including African- 
Americans. What made the Pendergast 
machine somewhat unique was that in- 
stead of excluding African-Americans 
from the political process, Pendergast 
appealed to them to support the ma- 
chine. They did, and Truman, in turn, as 
a county official, supported funding an 
African-American hospital and an Afri- 
can-American children's home. While 
he continued to broaden his base of 
contacts, especially in the Democratic 
Party, which dominated politics in the 
state, Truman continued to participate 
in the Masonic fraternity. 

When he returned from service in 
World War I, he pursued the York Rite 
of Freemasonry. On June 7, 1923, Tru- 
man earned the Illustrious Order of the 
Red Cross and the Order of Malta, and 



on June 15, 1923, he received the Or- 
der of the Temple. He also continued 
his work in the Blue Lodge and served 
as District Deputy Grand Master and 
District Lecturer of the 59th Masonic 
District of Missouri from 1 925 to 1 930. 
Grand Lecturer James R. MacLachlan 
selected Truman as Lecturer because 
of his excellent work as a ritualist. In 
1930, Grand Master William R. Gen- 
try appointed Truman Grand Pursuiv- 
ant, which began a 10-year period of 
service that Truman delivered to the 
Grand Lodge of Missouri and culmi- 
nated in his election as Grand Master 
of Masons of Missouri in 1 940. 

By 1934, Harry Truman had great- 
ly expanded his network of contacts 
through his political and Masonic ef- 
forts. That same year, Pendergast want- 
ed to push his own level of influence 
from Jackson County to the entire state, 
and subsequently sponsored Truman's 
U.S. Senate campaign. Although Pen- 
dergast could deliver enough votes 
in Jackson County to ensure victory, 
Truman did not take them for granted 
and campaigned in every county in 
the state. It was hard for some Missou- 
rians to look at Harry Truman as any- 
thing more than a Pendergast political 




Truman with fellow judges at Jackson County 
barbeque. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



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29 



lieutenant, but Truman relished the 
opportunity to connect with residents 
of the state and give them a different 
perspective. One of his friends, Stanley 
R. Fike, noted: "He had been active in 
the Masonic work throughout the state. 
He had a pretty wide acquaintanceship 
that helped a great deal to organize 
support he had. The Pendergast orga- 
nization in 1934 was very strong, but 
Truman had some strength of his own 
through his friendships/' 

On that first campaign, Truman 
traveled into the Bootheel, where he 
campaigned in tiny towns like Risco, 
trying to convince people to support 
him. His efforts, along with the help 
from the Kansas City political machine, 
put him over the top in the August pri- 
mary against his Democratic challeng- 
ers and again in the general election. 
Truman was 50 years old when he was 
first elected to the United States Senate. 
Harry, Bess and Margaret split the next 
1 7 years of their lives moving back and 
forth from Independence and Washing- 
ton. 

Truman was elected to the Senate 
during the Great Depression, and when 
he arrived in Washington, President 
Roosevelt had already unleashed the 
New Deal to try and help Americans 
and the United States recover from what 
would end up being a 12-year long 
economic downturn. Many Missou- 
rians felt the impact of that economic 
downturn, and Truman did everything 
that he could to support Roosevelt's 
New Deal. Unfortunately, that support 
was not reciprocated. Roosevelt and 
some of his advisors became increas- 
ingly concerned about the corruption 
that was seemingly rampant in Kansas 
City, and they believed that since Tru- 
man was affiliated with the machine 



that he too was involved. In April of 
1939, Pendergast was indicted on in- 
come tax evasion, and in May he was 
sentenced to serve one year of prison 
time at Fort Leavenworth. That indict- 
ment coupled with earlier indictments 
against others brought the Pendergast 
machine to its knees. 

Its downfall occurred at about the 
same time that Truman was thinking 
about running for re-election to the 
Senate. He delayed making a decision 
about whether he would run or not, but 
finally in January of 1 940 he decided to 
seek re-election. Truman's biggest chal- 
lenge was that he could no longer rely 
upon the support of the machine any- 
more. In an attempt to distance himself 
from the machine, he relocated his 
campaign headquarters from Kansas 
City to Sedalia. Then he did something 
that was unique among Missouri politi- 
cians — he crafted a campaign strategy 
to appeal to particular groups of con- 
stituents within the state. This approach 
contrasted sharply with the patronage 
politics that had been dominant. 

Opting for interest-group politics in 
its place, Truman built a campaign that 
utilized his personal and political expe- 
riences with Missouri and Missourians 
to appeal to women, African-Ameri- 
cans, labor and farmers. Just as in his 

44 

/ believe in the brotherhood 
of man; not merely the 
brotherhood of white men, 
but the brotherhood of all 
men before [the] law. I believe 
in the Constitution and the 
Declaration of Independence. 

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first statewide campaign, he took his 
pitch directly to the people. Ironically, 
these groups were some of the same 
constituencies that Roosevelt's New 
Deal appealed to. 

Truman officially kicked off his re- 
election campaign on June 15, 1940, 
in Sedalia in a day-long event that cul- 
minated with the junior senator deliv- 
ering an evening speech to a packed 
courthouse square. Interestingly, earlier 
that same day Truman had delivered an 
address at the dedication ceremony of 
"Sedalia's City Hospital No. 2 for Ne- 
groes/' In that speech he told the pre- 
dominately African-American group: 

/ believe in the brotherhood of 
man; not merely the brotherhood 
of white men, but the brotherhood 
of all men before [the] law. I 
believe in the Constitution and 
the Declaration of Independence. 
In giving to the Negroes the rights 
that are theirs, we are only acting 
in accord with our ideals of a true 
democracy. If any class or race 
can be permanently set apart 
from, or pushed down below, the 
rest in political and civil rights, so 
may any other class or race when 
it shall incur the displeasure of its 
more powerful associates, and we 
may say farewell to the principles 
on which we count our safety. 

In the evening speech, delivered to a 
predominately white audience, Truman 
was not as forceful, but reminded those 
present that "In all matters of progress 
and welfare, of economic opportunity 
and equal rights before [the] law, Ne- 
groes deserve every aid and protec- 
tion/' Discussing race in Missouri in 
1940 was a bold move. No other Mis- 
souri politician had dared broach the 
issue. But Truman came out of an urban 



political machine that valued the politi- 
cal votes of African-Americans, and in 
1 940 he needed every vote to count. 

Truman wanted African-Americans 
to have equality before the law, but so- 
cial equality was a different matter. In 
July of 1 940, he delivered an important 
keynote address to the National Col- 
ored Democratic Association meeting 
in Chicago. In this speech Truman de- 
fined what equality between the races 
meant to him: 

/ wish to make it clear that I am not 
appealing for social equality of the 
Negro. The Negro himself, knows 
better than that, and the highest 
types of Negro leaders say quite 
frankly, that they prefer the society 
of their own people. Negroes 
want justice, not social relations. 

For Truman there were limits to the 
extent he thought equality should go, 
and he never changed his mind about 
the issue of social equality. Still, his 
conscious effort to appeal to African- 
Americans was unique. 

He narrowly won the August prima- 
ry in 1940, avoiding a loss could have 
spelled the end of his political career. 
He had an easier time winning in the 
November election against the Republi- 
can candidate, and with the victory, the 
Roosevelt administration looked at him 
differently. The senator, elected on his 
own and without Pendergast support, 
proposed creating a committee to look 
into contracts for the national defense 
program. His colleagues in the Senate 
and President Roosevelt supported the 
idea and the Truman Committee, as it 
came to be known, was established 
on March 1, 1941, and continued to 
function throughout World War II. Tru- 
man's excellent work on the committee 



MISSOURI'S FINEST-HARRY S TRUMAN 



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earned him much acclaim, and it was 
one of the reasons Roosevelt picked 
him to be his running mate in 1 944. On 
November 8, 1944, SenatorTruman be- 
came Vice President-elect Truman. 




The newly nominated Vice-President Harry S. 
Truman standing with his 9 1 -year old mother, 
Mrs. Martha E.Truman in Independence, 
Missouri. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 

In April of the next year, Roosevelt 
died, and Truman became president. 
Many believed that Truman was not 
up to the task to be president. The situ- 
ation he stepped into was daunting; 
Roosevelt had been elected to the pres- 
idency an unprecedented four times. 
Yet Truman came to the presidency 
with his experiences as a Missourian, 
including as a student in Independence 
high school, a farmer, a Mason, a failed 
lead and zinc mine owner, a veteran, a 
county administrator and a U.S. Sena- 
tor. It was a wealth of experience that 
he drew upon as he served as president 
from 1945 to 1953. 



The challenges Truman faced were 
enormous. He presided over the end 
of the Second World War and ordered 
the use of atomic weapons. He crafted 
the policy of containment, which guid- 
ed future presidents' management of 
the Cold War over the next fifty years. 
To his credit, he understood that the 
United States was going to play an im- 
portant role in the post-World War II 
world, and he searched for the values 
that would guide the world in combat- 
ing what he called "communist impe- 
rialism/' For him, those values were 
found in the Missouri town where he 
grew up. 




Senator Harry S.Truman at Lunch with 
President Franklin Roosevelt. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 

In November of 1950, during a 
challenging point in the Korean War, 
Truman returned to Independence to 
dedicate a replica of the Liberty Bell 
that had been awarded to the city for 
its participation in a bond drive for the 
Korean War. He delivered the speech 
at the Memorial Building just around 
the corner from 219 North Delaware. 
He connected his Jackson County roots 
with the role he thought the United 
States needed to play in the Cold War. 
Standing across the street from the First 
Presbyterian Church where he first at- 
tended Sunday School and with the lo- 



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cation of Independence High School to 
his right, he told the crowd: 

Today, the nations and peoples 
who believe in freedom face a 
bitter enemy. We are confronted 
by communist imperialism— a 
reactionary movement that 
despises liberty and is the mortal 
foe of personal freedom. . . Freedom 
has never been an abstract idea 
to us here in the United States. 
It is real and concrete. It means 
not only political and civil rights; 
it means much more. It means a 
society in which man has a fair 
chance. It means an opportunity 
to do useful work. It means the 
right to an education... Written 
around the crown of this bell 
are the words, "Proclaim liberty 
throughout the land and to all 
the inhabitants thereof." Those 
words are 2,500 years old. I 
learned the first line over there 
in that Presbyterian church. They 
come from the Bible. They reflect 
a deep belief in freedom under 
God and justice among men... 

Our concept of freedom has 
deep religious roots. We come 
under a divine command to be 
concerned about the welfare 
of our neighbors, and to help 
one another. For all men are the 
servants of God, and no one has the 
right to mistreat his fellow men... 

While Truman applied the values 
learned over many years in churches 
and Masonic rituals to the global chal- 
lenges of "communist imperialism/' he 
also sought to impart their lessons at 
home in the United States. This endeav- 
or included making sure that farmers 
and African-Americans had important 



roles to play in the Cold War and in the 
Democratic Party. 

Following years of overproduction 
and failed crops in the 1920s and par- 
ticularly the 1 930s, World War II made 
farmers prosperous, andTruman wanted 
to continue that prosperity. He believed 
that strong American farms and farmers 
also served as a bulwark against Com- 
munism, and in the presidential cam- 
paign of 1948, he strongly appealed to 
the Midwestern farmer. Some historians 
have argued that it was the Midwestern 
farm vote that propelled Truman to the 
presidency in the close election. 

The Cold War also focused intense 
scrutiny on America's civil rights re- 
cord. If the values Truman talked about 
in his Independence speech were to 
ring true in the United States, America 
had to improve its dismal track record 
on civil rights. As president and with 
his past political support from the Af- 
rican-American community, Truman 
was uniquely positioned to tackle this 
issue. In December of 1 946, after meet- 
ing with African-American leaders, Tru- 
man created the President's Committee 
on Civil Rights and instructed the mem- 
bers to undertake a thorough review of 
America's civil rights record. In Octo- 




Harry S.Truman and Joseph Stalin at Potsdam. 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



MISSOURI'S FINEST-HARRY S TRUMAN 



33 



ber of 1947, the committee submitted 
its report, 'To Secure These Rights/' to 
the president. Noting a significant num- 
ber of civil rights abuses in the United 
States, the report was damning. It urged 
the federal government to do more to 
secure the civil rights of all its citizens. 

One of the recommendations in- 
cluded in the report was that the U.S. 
military, which remained segregated 
during the Second World War, be in- 
tegrated. On the road to the 1 948 elec- 
tion, Truman issued Executive Order 
9981, requiring the military to inte- 
grate. A special committee was estab- 
lished to oversee the military's compli- 
ance with the executive order, and in 
May of 1950 it released a report titled 
"Freedom to Serve/' which discussed 
how each branch of the service had 
complied with the order. "To Secure 
These Rights" and "Freedom to Serve" 
were the most important documents is- 
sued under the direction of the presi- 
dent on civil rights up to that point in 
the 20th century. Truman's interest in 
civil rights served two purposes: It so- 
lidified African-American support for 
the Democratic Party, and it put the 
world on notice that that the United 
States, aware of its imperfect track re- 
cord, would work to improve civil 
rights. 

None of this is to say that Truman, 
the city of Independence, the state of 
Missouri and the United States have al- 
ways lived up to the values expressed 
in "To Secure These Rights" and "Free- 
dom to Serve." In the 19th century, 
the Mormons were forcefully removed 
from Missouri. More than 100 years 
later, during Missouri's urban renew- 
al projects of the 1950s and 1960s, 
working-class blacks and whites were 
forced to relocate. Despite Truman's 



struggles with social equality between 
blacks and whites, he was not afraid to 
attempt to address racial issues, and the 
courage to address those challenging 
issues was found in his Missouri roots. 

Those experiences growing up and 
working in Missouri influenced how 
Truman viewed the Cold War and how 
he worked to broaden the Democratic 
Party. He genuinely loved the state that 
he was from, and after his presidency 
came to a close in 1 953, he returned to 
219 North Delaware to live out his life 
among the people that had given him 
his political start as a county judge. It 
had to have been a humbling experi- 
ence, but he literally took it in stride 
as he enjoyed taking morning walks 
among the people and places that had 
left their mark on his life. In February 
1953, the city welcomed him back 
with a large dinner where he delivered 
this speech: 

I've been taking my morning 
walks around the city and passing 
places that bring back wonderful 
recollections. The Presybterian 
church at Lexington and Pleasant 
Streets where I started to Sunday 
School at the age of six years, 
where I first saw a lovely little 
golden-haired girl who is still the 

/ was born and raised in the 
'show me' state and I learned 
how 'show me' works / and I have 
[been] showing them... 

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lovely lady— Margie's mother. 
I pass by the Noland School 
where I first went to school in 
1892... Just south of this building 
stood the old Columbian School, 
which was brand-new when 
I was ready for the third and 
fourth grades...! pass the site 
of the old Independence High 
School at Maple and Pleasant. 
Ours was the first class to be 
graduated there, in 1901— fifty- 
two years ago. And so it goes. 
What a pleasure to be back 
here at home— once more a free 
and independent citizen of the 
gateway city of the Old Great West. 

As a national politician, Truman 
spoke of Missouri often, particularly 
on the campaign trail in 1948 when 
he won the presidency on his own. He 
told a crowd gathered in St. Louis that 
"I have been from one end of the coun- 
try to the other — north and south, east 
and west — and none of them has been 
any better than this. And that is the way 
it ought to be in Missouri. I was born 
and raised in the 'show me' state and 



I learned how 'show me' works, and I 
have [been] showing them... " 

Harry Truman became president at 
an important time in our nation's his- 
tory. Missouri's places, people and the 
values he learned in the state's civic and 
religious institutions influenced some 
of the decisions he made as president. 
He did not arrive at the presidency as a 
blank slate — he brought with him Mis- 
souri's "show me" attitude. Today, Tru- 
man's legacy is honored with a state 
holiday and numerous buildings bear- 
ing his name. Missouri is home to three 
nationally significant places associated 
with his life and legacy: the Harry S Tru- 
man Library and Museum, the Harry S 
Truman National Historic Site and the 
Harry S Truman Historic District, Na- 
tional Historic Landmark, which spe- 
cifically commemorates how Truman 
interacted with and was influenced by 
his neighbors — his fellow Missourians. 
Truman recognized the importance of 
Missouri's people, places and values 
when he said: 

Missouri is just as good as there is, 
andtheydon 'tmake 'em any better. 



'I 



Former President Harry S.Truman (left), seated in his office at his home. Painter Thomas Hart 
Benton (right) is sketching Mr. Truman for his painting "The Old President." 

photo courtesy of Harry S.Truman Library and Museum 



would like to thank the Missouri State Archives and 
the Harry S. Truman Library for allowing portions 
of their extensive and priceless photography collections to 
be shared in this volume. 

In the spirit of these remarkable images, this year's statewide 
photo contest asked Missouri's amateur and professional 
photographers to evoke Truman's spirit in their submissions. 
A committee from the secretary of state's office narrowed 
down the hundreds of fantastic entries from all over the 
state to five photos in three categories, each a well-known 
quotation from President Truman: 

"Carry the battle to them" — representing sporting events 
and competitions in Missouri 

"The most peaceful thing in the world is plowing a 
field" — showing images of Missouri agriculture and natural 
environments 

"I don't believe in little plans" — images of Missouri's 
unique celebrations and parades 

As you'll see, this year's outstanding entries show the 
amazing diversity and beauty of our state and its residents. 
Thank you to all the Missourians who submitted photos this 
year, and congratulations to those who were judged to be 
outstanding entries. 



Sincerely, 




Carry the Battle to Them! 



Sporting Events and Competitions 




The Most Peaceful Thing in the 
World is Plowing a Field 



Missouri Agriculture and Natural Settings 



da efom &e&t t&ia&wy t&at way. find t&at & eo^cf *7 ve aimuf^ t&ouy&t and 




SECOND PLACE— 
Planting Day — April 
29,2013. 

Pam Shrewsbury, 
LathroD 




I Don't Believe in Little Plans 



Unique Celebrations and Parades 




THIRD PLACE— 
Funeral Procession 
for Burial of Civil War 
Veteran, 2nd Ltjohn P. 
Byrne; Last known Union 
Soldier to Receive the 
Grand army of the Re- 
public Burial Service. 

Linda C. Brown, Memphis 



I st RUNNER UP— 

Celebration of 
Appleton City Being 
Named "Train Town 
USA" at the Second- 
Oldest Depot on the 
MKT Line. 




2 nd RUNNER UP 

President Truman Visiting 
Independence; State 
Trooper A.F. (Slim) 
Closson (behind Truman) 
was assigned to his 
protective detail. 

Kay Closson, 
Jefferson City 



42 OFFICIAL MANUAL 

State Symbols 
of Missouri 




The Great Seal of Missouri 

The Great Seal was designed by Judge Robert William Wells and adopted by the 
Missouri General Assembly on January 11,1 822. The center of the state seal is composed 
of two parts. On the right is the United States coat-of-arms containing the bald eagle. In 
its claws are arrows and olive branches, signifying that the power of war and peace lies 
with the U.S. federal government. On the left side of the shield, the state side, are a grizzly 
bear and a silver crescent moon. The crescent symbolizes Missouri at the time of the state 
seal's creation, a state of small population and wealth which would increase like the new 
or crescent moon; it also symbolizes the "second son/' meaning Missouri was the second 
state formed out of the Louisiana Territory. 

This shield is encircled by a belt inscribed with the motto, "United we stand, divided 
we fall/' which indicates Missouri's advantage as a member of the United States. The two 
grizzlies on either side of the shield symbolize the state's strength and its citizens' bravery. 
The bears stand atop a scroll bearing the state motto, "Sal us Populi Suprema Lex Esto," 
which means, "The welfare of the people shall be the supreme law." Below this scroll are 
the Roman numerals for 1820, the year Missouri began its functions as a state. 

The helmet above the shield represents state sovereignty, and the large star atop the 
helmet surrounded by 23 smaller stars signifies Missouri's status as the 24th state. The 
cloud around the large star indicates the problems Missouri had in becoming a state. The 
whole state seal is enclosed by a scroll bearing the words, "The Great Seal of the State of 
Missouri." (RSMo 10.060) 



STATE SYMBOLS OF MISSOURI 43 




The State Flag 

Nearly 100 years after achieving statehood, Missouri adopted an official flag on March 
22, 1913. The flag was designed by the late Mrs. Marie Elizabeth Watkins Oliver, wife of 
former State Senator R.B. Oliver. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes of red, white 
and blue. These represent valor, purity, vigilance and justice. In the center white stripe 
is the Missouri coat-of-arms, circled by a blue band containing 24 stars, denoting that 
Missouri was the 24th state. The Oliver flag embraced national pride, and at the same time 
expressed characteristics of Missouri and Missourians. 

The three large stripes were symbolic of the people of the state — the blue stripe repre- 
sented vigilance, permanency, and justice, the red represented valor, and the white stripe 
symbolized purity. The Missouri coat-of-arms appeared in the center of the flag, signifying 
both Missouri's independence as a state, and its place as a part of the whole United States. 
Having the coat-of-arms in the center of the national colors represents Missouri, as it is — 
the geographical center of the nation. By mingling the state coat-of-arms with the national 
colors of red, white, and blue, the flag signified the harmony existing between the two. 
Twenty-four stars surrounded the coat-of-arms, representative of Missouri's position as the 
24th state admitted to the Union. (RSMo 10.020) 



Missouri Day 

On March 22, 1915, the 48th General Assembly set aside the first Monday in 
October each year as "Missouri Day," due to the efforts of Mrs. Anna Brosius Korn, 
a native Missourian. In 1969, the 75th General Assembly changed the date to the 
third Wednesday in October. Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state 
and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. 
(RSMo 9.040) 



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The State Floral Emblem 

On March 16, 1923, a bill was signed naming 
the white hawthorn blossom the official state floral 
emblem of Missouri. Known as the "red haw" or 
"white haw/' the hawthorn (Crataegus) is a member 
of the great rose family, which resembles the apple 
group. The hawthorn blossoms have greenish-yellow 
centers and form in white clusters. More than 75 spe- 
cies of the hawthorn grow in Missouri, particularly in 
the Ozarks. (RSMo 10.030) 



The State Bird 

On March 30, 1927, the native bluebird {Sialia 
Sialis) became the official state bird of Missouri. The 
bluebird, considered a symbol of happiness, is usu- 
ally 6V2 to 7 inches long. While its upper parts are 
covered with light blue plumage, its breast is cinna- 
mon red, turning rust-colored in the fall. The bluebird 
is common in Missouri from early spring until late 
November. (RSMo 10.010) 





and bright red fruits grow on the tree. (RSMo 10.040) 



The State Tree 

On June 20, 1955, the flowering dogwood 

(Cornus Florida L.) became Missouri's official tree. 
The tree is small in size, rarely growing over 40 feet 
in height or 18 inches in diameter. The dogwood 
sprouts tiny greenish-yellow flowers in clusters, 
with each flower surrounded by four white petals. 
The paried, oval leaves are olive green above and 
covered with silvery hairs underneath. In the fall, 
the upper part of the leaves turn scarlet or orange 



The State Song 



The "Missouri Waltz" became the state song under an 
act adopted by the General Assembly on June 30, 1949. 
The song came from a melody by John V. Eppel and was 
arranged by Frederic Knight Logan, using lyrics written 
by J.R. Shannon. First published in 1914, the song did not 
sell well and was considered a failure. By 1939, the song 
had gained popularity and six million copies had been 
sold. Sales increased substantially after Missourian Harry S 
Truman became president. (RSMo 10.050) 




STATE SYMBOLS OF MISSOURI 



45 



The State Mineral 

On July 21, 1 967, the mineral galena was adopt- 
ed as the official mineral of Missouri. Galena is the 
major source of lead ore, and the recognition of this 
mineral by the state legislature was to emphasize 
Missouri's status as the nation's top producer of 
lead. Galena is dark gray in color and breaks into 
small cubes. Mining of galena has flourished in 
the Joplin-Granby area of southwest Missouri, and 
rich deposits have been located in such places as 
Crawford, Washington, Iron and Reynolds counties. (RSMo 10.047) 





The State Rock 

Mozarkite was adopted as the official state rock 
on July 21, 1967, by the 74th General Assembly. 
An attractive rock, mozarkite appears in a variety 
of colors, most predominantly green, red or purple. 
The rock's beauty is enhanced by cutting and pol- 
ishing into ornamental shapes for jewelry. Mozarkite 
is most commonly found in Benton County. (RSMo 
10.045) 



The State Insect 

On July 3, 1985, the honeybee was designated 
as Missouri's state insect. The honeybee, (Apis 
Mellifera) yellow or orange and black in color, is a 
social insect which collects nectar and pollen from 
flower blossoms in order to produce honey. The 
honeybee is common to Missouri and is cultivated 
by beekeepers for honey production. (RSMo 1 0.070) 





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The State Musical Instrument 

The fiddle became the state's official musi- 
cal instrument on July 17, 1987. Brought to 
Missouri in the late 1700s by fur traders and 
settlers, the fiddle quickly became popular. 
The instrument was adaptable to many forms 
of music, could be played without extensive 
formal training and was light and easy to carry. 
For generations, the local fiddle player was the 
sole source of entertainment in many commu- 
in the region. (RSMo 10.080) 



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The State Fossil 

The crinoid became the state's official fossil 
on June 16, 1989, after a group of Lee's Summit 
school students worked through the legislative pro- 
cess to promote it as a state symbol. The crinoid 
{Delocrinus missouriensis) is a mineralization of an 
animal which, because of its plant-like appearance, 
was called the "sea lily." Related to the starfish, the 
crinoid which covered Missouri lived in the ocean 
more than 250 million years ago. (RSMo 10.090) 




The State Tree Nut 

The nut produced by the black walnut tree 
(Juglans Nigra), known as the eastern black walnut, 
became the state tree nut on July 9, 1990. The nut 
has a variety of uses. The meat is used in ice cream, 
baked goods and candies. The shell provides the 
soft grit abrasive used in metal cleaning and pol- 
ishing, and oil well drilling. It is also used in paint 
products and as a filler in dynamite. (RSMo 10.100) 




The State Animal 

On May 31, 1995, the Missouri mule was desig- 
nated as the official state animal. The mule is a hybrid, 
the offspring of a mare (female horse) and a jack 
(male donkey). After its introduction to the state in the 
1820s, the mule quickly became popular with farm- 
ers and settlers because of its hardy nature. Missouri 
mules pulled pioneer wagons to the Wild West during 
the 19th century and played a crucial role in mov- 
ing troops and supplies in World Wars I and II. For 
decades, Missouri was the nation's premier mule producer. (RSMo 10.110) 



The State American Folk Dance 

The square dance was adopted as Missouri's 
official American folk dance on May 31, 1995. 
Square dances are derived from folk and courtship 
dances brought to the United States by European 
immigrants. Lively music and callers are hallmarks 
of square dancing. The caller directs the dancers 
by singing the names of figures and steps to be per- 
formed. (RSMo 10.120) 




STATE SYMBOLS OF MISSOURI 49 



The State Aquatic Animal 

The paddlefish (Polyodon Spathula) became 
Missouri's official aquatic animal on May 23, 
1997. Only three rivers in Missouri support 
substantial populations of the paddlefish: the 
Mississippi, Missouri and the Osage. They are 
also present in some of the state's larger lakes. 
The paddlefish is primitive, with a cartilage skel- 
eton, rather than bone.They commonly exceed 
five feet in length and weights of 60 pounds; 
20-year olds are common, and some live 30 years or more. (RSMo 10.130) 




The State Fish 

On May 23, 1997, the channel catfish became 
the official fish of Missouri. The channel catfish 
{Ictalurus Punctatus) is slender, with a deeply forked 
tail. Young have spots that disappear with age. The 
catfish does not rely on sight to find its food; instead, 
it uses cat-like whiskers to assist in the hunt. The 
channel cat is the most abundant large catfish in 
Missouri streams. Its diet includes animal and plant 
material. Adults are normally 12 to 32 inches long 
and weigh from a half-pound to 15 pounds. (RSMo 10.135) 





gives the rider a smooth gentle ride. 



The State Horse 

On June 4, 2002, the Missouri fox trotting horse 

became Missouri's official state horse. Missouri fox 
trotters were developed in the rugged Ozark hills of 
Missouri during the early 19th century. Bloodlines 
can be traced from early settlers to Missouri from the 
neighboring states of Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and 
Arkansas. The distinguishing characteristic of the fox 
trotter is its rhythmic gait, in which the horse walks 
with the front feet and trots with the hind feet. This gait 
(RSMo 10.140) 



The State Grape 



On July 11, 2003, the Norton/Cynthiana grape 

(Vitis Aestivalis) was adopted as the official state 
grape. This adaptable, self-pollinating variety has 
been cultivated since the 1830s and is likely North 
America's oldest grape variety still commercially 
grown. Norton/Cynthiana has long been prized by 
Missouri vintners for its hardy growth habit and 
intense flavor characteristics, which produce lush, 
dry premium red wines of world-class quality and 
distinction. (RSMo 10.160) 




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The State Dinosaur 

Hypsibema missouriense is a type of dino- 
saur called a Hadrosaur or "duck billed" 
dinosaur. It was a herbivore with jaws that 
contained over 1,000 teeth. Hypsibema had 
evolved specialized teeth to handle the tough, 
fibrous vegetation of the time. Hypsibema lived 
in Missouri during the Late Cretaceous Period. 
Hypsibema was first discovered in 1942 by 
Dan Stewart, near the town of Glen Allen, MO, 
and became the state's offical dinosaur on July 9, 2004. (RSMo 10.095) 





The State Amphibian 

On June 5, 2005, the American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) 
became the official state amphibian. The bullfrog is the larg- 
est frog native to Missouri and is found in every county. Most 
Missourians are familiar with the deep, resonant "jug-of-rum" 
call, which is typically heard on warm, rainy nights between 
mid-May and early July. The idea for the bullfrog designation 
came from a fourth grade class at Chinn Elementary School in 
Kansas City. (RSMo 10.170) 



The State Game Bird 

The bobwhite quail {Colinus virginianus), also 
known as the northern bobwhite, became the offi- 
cial state game bird on July 13, 2007. The northern 
bobwhite is found throughout Missouri in a variety 
of habitats. In the fall and winter, northern bob- 
whites form loose social groups better known as a 
covey. A covey will generally contain ten to twelve 
quail, but can have as many as twenty or thirty 
birds. The familiar two- or three-note "bobwhite" 
whistle is made by males in the spring and summer to attract females. (RSMo 10.012) 




The State Invertebrate 

On June 21, 2007, the crayfish (also known 
as crawfish and crawdad) became the official 
state invertebrate. Crayfish are an important food 
source for Missouri fishes. Missouri supports 
more than 30 species of crayfish (including seven 
species that occur nowhere else in the world). 
Crayfish are found in every county of the state 
and contribute to our unique biodiversity and 
conservation heritage. The nomination of cray- 
fish for state invertebrate came from Mrs. Janna Elfrink's elementary school class in Reeds 
Spring, Missouri. (RSMo 10.125) 




STATE SYMBOLS OF MISSOURI 51 



The State Reptile 



On June 21, 2007, the three-toed box turtle 

{Terrapene Carolina triunguis) became the official 
state reptile. Most Missourians are familiar with 
this land-dwelling turtle. Three-toed box turtles, as 
their name implies, typically have three hind toes. 
The hinged bottom shell allows the turtle to retreat 
inside as if enclosed in a box. Males have red eyes 
and females have brown eyes. (RSMo 10.175). 



The State Grass 

Big bluestem {Andropogon gerardii) was designated as 
Missouri's stategrass on June 1 1, 2007 as a result of efforts 
by the Fourth Grade class at Truman Elementary School in 
Rolla. Big bluestem is native to Missouri and occurs through- 
out the state, with the exception of a few southeastern-most 
counties. It is a major component of Missouri's tallgrass 
prairies where it impressed the first explorers by sometimes 
growing tall enough to hide a person on horseback. The 
name bluestem comes from the bluish-green color of the 
leaves and stems that turn an attractive reddish-copper color 
in autumn. (RSMo 10.150). 





The State Dessert 

The ice cream cone became the state of Missouri's offi- 
cial dessert on August 28, 2008. The 1904 World's Fair in 
St Louis was the birthplace of the treat and has become a 
staple at many community events across the state, such as 
the State Fair. The University of Missouri-Columbia has 
played a large role in the development of ice cream prod- 
ucts for over a century. Missouri presently ranks tenth in ice 
cream production. (RSMo 10.180). 



Louise and Omar Putman Collection, photograph by Louise Putman — Missouri State Archives 



The State Symbol for Child Abuse Prevention 

The blue ribbon became the state of Missouri's official 
symbol for child abuse prevention on August 28, 201 2. It is 
a symbol of efforts to increase awareness of the prevalence 
and warning signs of child abuse and the prevention meth- 
ods and measures available to reduce the incidence of child 
abuse in Missouri. (RSMo 10.185). 




Missouri at a Glance 

General Information 

Entered the Union: August 10, 1821 (24th state). 
Capitol: Jefferson City. 
Present Constitution adopted: 1945. 

Motto: "Salus populi suprema lex esto" which is Latin for 'The welfare of the people shall be the 

supreme law." 
Nickname: The Show Me State. 

Origin of state name: "Missouri" is most likely a French rendition of the Algonquian word meaning 

"town of large canoes." 
Land area in square miles (national rank): 68,741 .52 (1 8). 
4jL Number of counties: 1 14 with one independent city (St. Louis). 
Largest county: Texas — 1,1 77 square miles. 
Smallest county: Worth — 267 square miles. 

Population 

Ten largest cities: 

Kansas City 464,310 

St. Louis 318,172 

Springfield 162,191 

Independence 11 7,270 

Columbia 11 3,225 

Lee's Summit 92,468 

O'Fallon 81,979 

St. Joseph 77,176 

St. Charles 66,463 

St. Peters 54,078 

Missouri population 6,021,988 

National rank 18 

Male/female population (percentage) 49.0 / 51 .0 

Ethnic population (by percentage) 

White 83.9 

Black 11.7 

Asian 1 .8 

Native American 0.5 

Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1 

Other / Two or More Races 2.0 

Hispanic (not considering race) 3.7 

Urban/rural distribution (by percentage) (2010 census) 70.4 / 29.6 

Resident live births (Missouri Vital Statistics 2012) 75,374 

Resident deaths (Missouri Vital Statistics 2012) 55,824 

Total personal income and national rank (2012) $235.2 billion (20) 

(U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) 

Per capita income and national rank (2012) $39,049 (32) 

(U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) 

Median household income and national rank (201 1) $45,247 (37) 

(American Community Survey) 

Real Gross Domestic Product and national rank (2011) $216.1 billion (22) 

(U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis) 

Geography/Climate 

Highest point (in feet above sea level: Taum Sauk Mountain, Iron County) 1,722 

Lowest point (in feet above sea level: St. Francis River, Bootheel) 230 

Approximate mean elevation in feet above sea level (national rank) 800 (32) 

Normal daily mean temperature 54.6°F 

Percentage of full sunshine days per year 30%-est. 



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Chapter 2 

Executive Branch 




Harry Truman with mule, state fair. 



OFFICE OF GOVERNOR 55 



J eremiah W. (J ay) Nixon 

Governor 

Elected November 4, 2008 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



JAY NIXON (Democrat) is serving his second 
term as governor of Missouri. After garnering the 
highest margin of victory for a non-incumbent 
governor in 44 years when first elected in 2008, 
Nixon was easily re-elected by Missourians as 
their 55th governor in 2012 to continue creating 
jobs and moving the state forward. 

Gov. Nixon has put forward an agenda to 
make government more efficient, effective and 
responsive to the needs of Missouri families. He 
is committed to creating jobs, balancing the bud- 
get and holding the line on taxes — preserving the 
state's spotless credit rating in the process. 

As he did in the state Senate and during four 
terms as attorney general, Gov. Nixon is reaching 
across the aisle to put Missouri families first. He 
successfully worked with the legislature to pass 
several jobs initiatives, including a bill credited 
with revitalizing Missouri's auto manufacturing 
industry. Nixon's call to reform Missouri's drunk- 
driving laws resulted in changes to keep repeat 
offenders off the road. 

Gov. Nixon has led the fight for families with 
children with special needs, including the suc- 
cessful push to require insurance companies to 
cover proven treatments for autism disorders, as 
well as the creation and subsequent expansion of 
Partnership for Hope, which is helping provide 
community-based services to those with devel- 
opmental disabilities. 

Gov. Nixon has made a strong public educa- 
tion system one of his chief priorities, with Mis- 
souri's public elementary and secondary schools 
receiving a record amount of funding. The gover- 
nor's Caring for Missourians and Training for To- 
morrow initiatives have helped thousands of Mis- 
sourians to earn degrees in high-demand fields, 
such as health care. The A-Plus scholarship pro- 
gram also now includes nearly every high school 
in Missouri. 

Gov. Nixon was praised for his strong leader- 
ship in responding to the natural disasters that hit 
Missouri in 201 1 and 2012, as he moved quickly 
to mobilize and maximize the state resources 
needed to protect lives and property, and to help 
those Missourians affected recover and rebuild. 

He has been a strong supporter of the Mis- 
souri National Guard and Missourians serving in 
the military, creating the Show-Me Heroes pro- 



gram to help returning veterans find jobs here at 
home and enacting a dedicated source of funding 
for veterans homes. A member of the President's 
Council of Governors, Gov. Nixon has made 
multiple trips to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit with 
troops and be briefed on military operations. 

Nixon has visited each of Missouri's 87 state 
parks and historic sites to help promote them as 
recreational destinations, with a goal of reaching 
20 million visitors by 2020. He also began the 
State Parks Youth Corps to beautify the parks and 
put young people to work. An avid hunter and 
fisherman, both Gov. Nixon and the First Lady 
have led the 100 Missouri Miles Challenge and 
the Children in Nature Challenge to encourage 
Missourians to spend more time outdoors in the 
state named as "Best Trails State" in 2013. 

Prior to becoming governor, Jay Nixon was 
elected to a record four terms as Missouri's attor- 
ney general. His settlements with the insurance 
industry and hospitals led to the formation of two 
of the largest health care foundations in state his- 
tory. One of Nixon's most successful programs, 
Missouri's popular No-Call List, has become a 
model for states across the nation to stop tele- 
marketing calls. 

A native of De Soto, Nixon was raised in a 
family of public servants. His mother, the late Bet- 
ty Nixon, was a teacher and served as president 
of the local school board. His father, Jerry Nixon, 
was mayor of De Soto and a municipal judge. 

Growing up in a home with these strong exam- 
ples, Nixon learned at a young age that faith and 
family come first — and giving back to the commu- 
nity comes next. That philosophy has guided him 
throughout his career in public service. 

After earning his undergraduate and law 
degrees from the University of Missouri, Nixon 
returned to De Soto to practice as an attorney. 
In 1986, he was elected to the Missouri Senate, 
where he would represent the people of Jefferson 
County for six years. 

Governor Nixon and his wife Georganne 
Wheeler Nixon have two sons, Jeremiah and 
Willson. They belong to the First United Method- 
ist Church in Jefferson City. 



56 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Office of 
Governor 



State Capitol 
Jefferson City 65102 

Telephone: (573) 751-3222 / FAX: (573) 751-1588 
www.gov.mo.gov 

Qualifications 

The chief executive officer of the state of Mis- 
souri must be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen 
for at least 1 5 years and a resident of Missouri for 
at least 1 years before being elected governor. 

The governor is elected to a four-year term 
during the same year as a presidential election 
and may seek re-election to a second four-year 
term. No person may hold the office for more 
than two terms. 

Responsibilities 

The governor appoints the members of all 
boards and commissions, all department heads 
in state government and fills all vacancies in 
public offices unless otherwise provided by law. 
The board members of Missouri's state universi- 
ties and colleges are appointed by the governor. 
The governor also selects the members of the 
Supreme Court and Missouri Court of Appeals 
from names submitted by the Appellate Judicial 
Commission. The governor appoints members to 
certain election boards, the Kansas City police 
board and the Board of Probation and Parole. 
Most appointments require the advice and con- 
sent of the Senate. 

The governor addresses the General Assem- 
bly in the State of the State Address and recom- 
mends changes or other actions to be taken. A 
budget is submitted by the governor to the Gen- 
eral Assembly within 30 days of the General As- 
sembly convening. The budget contains the gov- 
ernor's estimates of available state revenues and 
an itemized plan for proposed expenditures. 

All bills passed by both houses of the legisla- 
ture are submitted to the governor for consider- 
ation. The governor must return the legislation to 
the house of its inception within 15 days after re- 
ceiving it. The governor may either approve a bill, 
making it law, or return it to the legislature with 
objections. When the legislature is adjourned, the 
governor has 45 days to consider a bill. 

The governor may object to one or more items 
or portions of items of an appropriations bill while 




JOHN WATSON 
Chief of Staff 



JUDY MURRAY 
Assistant to the Governor 




JASON ZAMKUS 

Director of Legislative Affairs 



KRISTY MANNING 
Deputy Director of 
Legislative Affairs 



approving other items or portions of the appropri- 
ations bill. Upon signing the appropriations bill, 
appended to it is a statement of the items or por- 
tions of items to which there are objections and 
such items or portions will not take effect. The 
governor may control the rate of expenditure in 
other areas whenever the actual revenues are less 
than the revenue estimates upon which the appro- 
priations were based. 

Additional Duties and Powers 

The governor performs many other duties as- 
signed by the constitution, statute or custom. For 
example, the governor issues writs of election to 



OFFICE OF GOVERNOR 57 




A.J. FOX 

Director of Boards and 
Commissions 



LESLEY BICKEL 
Mansion Director 



De'VION MOORE 

Deputy Director of Boards and 

Commissions 



JEFF HARRIS 
Director of Policy 



MICHAEL BARRETT 
Deputy Counsel 



MICHAEL NIETZEL 
Senior Policy Advisor 



CHANNING ANSLEY 
Director of Communications 



TIFFANY BAYER 
Assistant to the First Lady 




CHRIS PIEPER 

Senior Legal and Policy Advisor 




BRIAN MAY 

Director, St. Louis Office 



fill vacancies in either house of the General As- 
sembly. The governor also has the power to grant 
reprieves, commutations and pardons, but this 
does not include the power to parole. 

In addition to other duties, the governor is a 
member of a number of boards and commissions, 
such as the Board of Public Buildings and the State 
Board of Fund Commissioners. 

Moreover, the governor is the conservator of 
peace throughout Missouri and is commander- 
in-chief of the state's militia. The militia may be 
called out to execute laws, suppress threats of dan- 
ger to the state and prevent and repel invasion. 



Executive Department 

The executive department consists of all state 
elective and appointive employees, except those 
of the legislative and judicial departments. 

Missouri's First Lady 

Like the governor, First Lady Georganne 
Wheeler Nixon earned her undergraduate and 
law degrees from the University of Missouri-Co- 
lumbia. Her support of Gov. Nixon's call for strong 
public education in Missouri comes naturally: her 
father, the late Hubert Wheeler, served as Mis- 
souri's first commissioner of education; her moth- 



58 OFFICIAL MANUAL 




er and grandmother were both teachers; and Mrs. 
Nixon herself has taught in the public schools. 

Mrs. Nixon is an outdoor enthusiast who has 
helped lead the Governor's 100 Missouri Miles 
Challenge, an initiative launched by the governor 
and the first lady to encourage families to enjoy 
Missouri's outdoors as part of an active lifestyle. 
Mrs. Nixon also has actively promoted the state's 
85 parks and historic sites as vacation destinations 
and as a way to learn more about Missouri. She 
also gardens and has planted a vegetable and herb 
garden on the Mansion grounds. 

An avid supporter of the arts and literature, 
the first lady often goes to schools and libraries to 
read to children as a way of encouraging literacy 
for both children and adults. Mrs. Nixon also 
serves as honorary chair for Missouri Citizens for 
the Arts and presents the Missouri Art Education 
Association awards to young artists whose art- 
works are selected to be on display at the Capitol 
and in the Missouri Governor's Mansion. 

Missouri Governor's Mansion 

The Missouri Governor's Mansion serves as 
the official residence of Gov. Jay Nixon, First 
Lady Georganne Nixon and their sons, Jeremiah 
and Willson. The first family extends an invitation 



to all Missourians to tour "the people's house," 
which each year hosts approximately 60,000 visi- 
tors. 

First occupied by Gov. G. Gratz Brown and 
his family in 1872, this stately three-story brick 
building is one of the oldest and most beautifully 
restored governors' homes in the United States. 
Built and finished in the Renaissance Revival 
style, the entry consists of an imposing portico 
with four dignified pink granite columns. A Vic- 
torian atmosphere greets visitors as they enter 
the great hall with its 17-foot ceilings, a rare 
free-flowing staircase of solid walnut and one of 
the best collections of period furnishings in the 
country. Missouri first ladies' portraits are featured 
throughout the mansion, along with loaned works 
of art created by the world-famous Missouri artist 
George Caleb Bingham. Designed by George Ing- 
ham Barnett of St. Louis, the mansion is listed on 
the National Register of Historic Places. 

Since moving to the mansion, the Nixons have 
added a vegetable and herb garden. Food from 
the garden is used in meals served at the man- 
sion, and Mrs. Nixon enjoys encouraging school- 
children to start their own gardens. The Missouri 
Botanical Gardens and Powell Gardens provided 
assistance in planning the garden at the mansion. 



OFFICE OF GOVERNOR 59 



Historical Listing, Governors 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1. 


Alexander McNair (D) 1 


1820-24 


St. Louis 


5/5/1 775 


3/1 8/1 826 


2. 


Frederick Bates (D) 1 


1824-25 


St. Louis 


6/23/1 777 


8/4/1825 


3. 


Abraham J. Williams (D) 1 


1825 


Boone 


2/26/1 781 


12/30/1839 


4. 


John Miller (D) 1 


1825-32 


Howard 


11/25/1 781 


3/1 8/1 846 


5. 


Daniel Dunklin (D) 


1832-36 


Washington 


1/14/1 790 


8/25/1 844 


6. 


Lilburn W. Boggs (D) 


1836-40 


Jackson 


1 2/1 4/1 792 


3/14/1860 


7. 


Thomas Reynolds (D) 


1 840-44 


Howard 


3/12/1 796 


2/9/1 844 


8. 


Meredith Miles Marmaduke (D) 2 


1844 


Saline 


8/25/1 791 


3/26/1864 


9. 


John Cummins Edwards (D) 


1 844-48 


Cole 


6/24/1 806 


9/1 7/1 888 


10. 


Austin Augustus King (D) 


1848-53 


Ray 


9/21/1802 


4/22/1 870 


11. 


Sterling Price (D) 


1853-57 


Chariton 


9/20/1809 


9/29/1867 


12. 


Trusten Polk (D) 3 


1857 


St. Louis 


5/29/1811 


4/1 6/1 876 


13. 


Hancock Lee Jackson (D) 4 


1857 


Randolph 


5/12/1 796 


3/1 9/1876 


14. 


Robert Marcel lus Stewart (D) 


1857-61 


Buchanan 


3/12/1815 


9/21/1871 


15. 


Claiborne Fox Jackson (D) 


1861 


Saline 


4/4/1 806 


12/6/1862 


16. 


Hamilton Rowan Gamble (U) 5 6 


1861-64 


St. Louis 


11/29/1 798 


1/31/1864 


17. 


Willard Preble Hall (U) 6 


1 864-65 


Buchanan 


5/9/1820 


11/3/1882 


18. 


Thomas Clement Fletcher (R) 7 


1 865-69 


St. Louis 


1/22/1 827 


3/25/1899 


19. 


Joseph Washington McClurg (R) 7 


1869-71 


Camden 


2/22/1818 


1 2/2/1 900 


20. 


Benjamin Gratz Brown (R) 8 


1871-73 


St. Louis 


5/28/1 826 


12/1 3/1885 


21. 


Silas Woodson (D) 


1873-75 


Buchanan 


5/1 8/1819 


1 0/9/1 896 


22. 


Charles Henry Hardin (D) 


1875-77 


Audrain 


7/1 5/1 820 


7/29/1892 


23. 


John Smith Phelps (D) 


1877-81 


Greene 


12/1 4/1814 


11/20/1886 


24. 


Thomas Theodore Crittenden (D) 


1881-85 


Johnson 


1/1/1832 


5/29/1909 


25. 


John Sappington Marmaduke (D) 


1885-87 


St. Louis City 


3/14/1833 


12/28/1887 


26. 


Albert Pickett Morehouse (D) 


1887-89 


Nodaway 


7/11/1835 


9/23/1891 


27. 


David Rowland Francis (D) 


1 889-93 


St. Louis City 


10/1/1850 


1/1 5/1 927 


28. 


William Joel Stone (D) 


1893-97 


Vernon 


5/7/1 848 


4/14/1918 


29. 


Lon Vest Stephens (D) 9 


1897-1901 


Cooper 


12/21/1858 


1/1 0/1 923 


30. 


Alexander Monroe Dockery (D) 


1901-05 


Daviess 


2/11/1 845 


12/26/1926 


31. 


Joseph Wingate Folk (D) 


1 905-09 


St. Louis City 


10/28/1869 


5/28/1 923 


32. 


Herbert Spencer Hadley (R) 


1 909-1 3 


Jackson 


2/20/1872 


12/1/1 927 


33. 


Elliott Woolfolk Major (D) 


1913-17 


Pike 


10/20/1864 


7/9/1 949 


34. 


Frederick Dozier Gardner (D) 


1917-21 


St. Louis City 


11/6/1869 


12/1 8/1933 


35. 


Arthur Mastick Hyde (R) 


1921-25 


Grundy 


7/12/1877 


10/1 7/1947 


36. 


Sam Aaron Baker (R) 


1925-29 


Cole 


11/7/1874 


9/1 6/1933 


37. 


Henry Stewart Caulfield (R) 


1929-33 


St. Louis 


12/9/1873 


5/11/1966 


38. 


Guy Brasfield Park (D) 


1933-37 


Platte 


6/1 0/1872 


10/1/1 946 


39. 


Lloyd Crow Stark (D) 


1937-41 


Pike 


11/23/1886 


9/1 7/1 972 


40. 


Forrest C. Donnell (R) 


1941-45 


St. Louis 


8/20/1884 


3/3/1 980 


41. 


Phil M. Donnelly (D) 


1 945-49 


Laclede 


3/6/1891 


9/12/1961 


42. 


Forrest Smith (D) 


1949-53 


Ray 


2/14/1886 


3/8/1 962 


43. 


Phil M. Donnelly (D) 


1953-57 


Laclede 


3/6/1891 


9/12/1961 


44. 


James T. Blair Jr. (D) 


1957-61 


Cole 


3/1 5/1 902 


7/12/1962 


45. 


John M. Dalton (D) 


1961-65 


Dunklin 


11/9/1900 


7/7/1972 


46. 


Warren E. Hearnes (D) 


1965-73 


Mississippi 


7/24/1 923 


8/1 6/2009 


47. 


Christopher S. (Kit) Bond (R) 


1973-77 


Audrain 


3/6/1939 




48. 


Joseph P. Teasdale (D) 


1977-81 


Jackson 


3/29/1936 




49. 


Christopher S. (Kit) Bond (R) 


1981-85 


Audrain 


3/6/1939 




50. 


John Ashcroft (R) 10 


1 985-93 


Greene 


5/9/1 942 




51. 


Mel Carnahan (D) 10 


1993-2000 


Phelps 


2/11/1934 


10/1 6/2000 


52. 


Roger Wilson (D) 11 


2000-01 


Boone 


1 0/1 0/1 948 




53. 


Bob Holden (D) 


2001-05 


Shannon 


8/24/1 949 




54. 


Matt Blunt (R) 


2005-09 


Greene 


11/20/1970 




55. 


Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon (D) 10 


2009- 


Jefferson 


2/13/1956 





1 At the time of the elections of McNair, Bates and Williams, and of the first election of Miller in 1 825, there were no organized political 

parties in Missouri. Individual popularity prevailed. All called themselves Jeffersonian Republicans, or what now are called Democrats. 
2 Marmaduke was elected Lt. Governor in 1 840. Upon the death of Governor Thomas Reynolds in February 1 844, Marmaduke became 

governor. He served the remainder of that year, because John Cummins Edwards was elected. 
3 Soon after Polk was inaugurated, the Legislature convened and elected him by 101 votes to be a U.S. Senator. He resigned to take that 

office in February 1 857. His occupancy of the governor's office was shorter than any other governor of Missouri. 
4 Jackson was Lt. Governor under Polk and became acting governor after Polk resigned in February 1857. He served until October of that 

year when Robert Stewart took office. Stewart was elected at a special election in August 1 857. 
5 Gamble was elected provisional governor by the Missouri State Convention on July 31 , 1 861 . The office had been declared vacated after 

Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson joined the Confederacy. 
6 Unionist. 7 Radical. 8 Liberal. 

9 Gov. Stephens is credited with creating the State Fair in Sedalia. 

10 Some held multiple terms as governor. In consideration of space, some are listed here only once. 

"Wilson became Missouri's 52nd governor on October 1 7, 2000, upon the death of Governor Mel Carnahan. 



OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 61 



Peter D. Kinder 

Lieutenant Governor 

Elected November 2, 2004 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



PETER D. KINDER (Republican) was elected Mis- 
souri's 46th lieutenant governor on November 2, 
2004. On November 4, 2008, he was re-elected 
to a second term and on November 6, 2012, he 
became only the second Missourian in state his- 
tory to win the office three times, carrying 1 08 of 
Missouri's 1 14 counties. 

Prior to his election as lieutenant governor, 
Kinder served for 12 years in the Missouri Sen- 
ate, representing the counties of Bollinger, Cape 
Girardeau, Madison, Mississippi, Perry and Scott. 
In 2001, Republicans gained a majority in the 
Senate. As a result, Kinder's colleagues elected 
him president pro tern, the Senate's top elected 
official. He was the first Republican to hold that 
position in 53 years. 

As lieutenant governor, Kinder is the official 
senior advocate for Missouri, and during his Sen- 
ate service he was known for his work on behalf 
of the state's senior residents. He sponsored and 
passed the Elderly Protection Act of 2003, which 
increased the penalties for elder abuse crimes. 
With his leadership, Missouri crafted the Missouri 
Senior Rx plan, providing prescription drug cov- 
erage for the poorest seniors. In 2006, Lt. Gov. 
Kinder was instrumental in passing the Assisted 
Living Bill, a top priority for many senior advo- 
cacy groups. This legislation gives seniors more 
options and choice in the type of long-term care 
facility they want to call home. 

Kinder has led the fight on issues affecting 
Missouri's veterans. In 2005, he proposed and 
helped to pass the Missouri Military Family Relief 
Fund, which benefits family members of the Mis- 
souri National Guard and Reserve personnel who 
have been called to active duty. 

Kinder coordinated the Missouri Mentor Ini- 
tiative, a program that encourages state employ- 
ees to mentor children by receiving up to 40 
hours a year in paid time off to volunteer. He also 
ensured funding for the Amachi Program that as- 
sists Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Missouri to mentor 
children whose parents are incarcerated in Mis- 
souri prisons. 

The lieutenant governor is a member of sev- 
eral boards and commissions including the Mis- 
souri Development Finance Board, the Missouri 



Housing Development Commission, the Board of 
Public Buildings and the Missouri Tourism Com- 
mission. 

Born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Kinder at- 
tended Cape Girardeau Public Schools and con- 
tinued his education at Southeast Missouri State 
University and the University of Missouri-Co- 
lumbia. He graduated from St. Mary's University 
School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, in 1979, 
and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1980. 

From 1981 to 1983, Kinder was a member of 
U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson's Washington, D.C. staff 
and then worked as an attorney and real estate 
representative for Drury Industries. In 1987, he 
became associate publisher of the Southeast Mis- 
sourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau. 

Kinder is a member of the United Methodist 
Church, Beta Theta Pi social fraternity, Missouri 
Farm Bureau, Cape Girardeau Chamber of Com- 
merce and Lions Club. He is active in many civic 
causes, including extensive work with United 
Way, the Nature Conservancy, the American 
Cancer Society and Boy Scouts of America. 

Kinder has been honored by various groups 
including: Missouri Right to Life, Defender of 
Life; National Rifle Association; University of 
Missouri, Presidential Citation Award; National 
Scouting Association Distinguished Eagle Scout 
Award; St. Louis Children's Hospital, SSM Cardi- 
nal Glennon Hosdpital, and Children's Mercy of 
K.C.; March of Dimes; Southeast Missouri State 
University Alumni Association Distinguished Ser- 
vice Award; St. Louis Business Journal Legislative 
Award; Support Your Troops Committee Award; 
Missouri Farm Bureau Outstanding Service to 
Agriculture; St. Louis Regional Commerce and 
Growth Association Lewis and Clark Statesman 
Award for Outstanding Leadership; Missouri 
Restaurant Association Distinguished Service; 
Associated Industries of Missouri Voice of Mis- 
souri Business; Southeast Missouri Alliance for 
Disability Independence; SSM Cardinal Glennon 
Hospital Child Advocate Award; National Fed- 
eration of Independent Businesses, Guardian of 
Small Business; Missouri State Medical Associa- 
tion; and Missouri Chamber of Commerce and 
Industry Spirit of Enterprise. 



62 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Office of 
Lieutenant 
Governor 



224 State Capitol, Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 751-4727 / FAX: (573) 751-9422 
www. I tgov. mo.gov 
Email: ltgovinfo@ltgov.mo.gov 

Qualifications 

Missouri's lieutenant governor must be at 
least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least 15 
years and a resident of Missouri for at least 10 
years before being elected to the office. The lieu- 
tenant governor is elected for a four-year term 
and is subject to re-election. 



Duties 

The lieutenant governor is the only statewide 
elected official that is part of both the executive 
and legislative branches of state government. Un- 
der the constitution, the lieutenant governor is ex 
officio president of the Missouri Senate. The lieu- 
tenant governor is elected independently from 
the governor, and each can be members of differ- 
ent political parties. Upon the governor's death, 
conviction, impeachment, resignation, absence 
from the state or other disabilities, the lieuten- 
ant governor shall act as governor. By law, the 
lieutenant governor is a member of the Board of 
Public Buildings, Board of Fund Commissioners, 
Missouri Development Finance Board, Missouri 
Community Service Commission, Missouri Hous- 
ing Development Commission and the Tourism 
Commission. The lieutenant governor is an advis- 
er to the Department of Elementary and Second- 
ary Education on early childhood education and 
the Parents-as-Teachers program and the state's 
official advocate for senior citizens. 



Roles of the Office 

In recent years, the lieutenant governor has 
embraced more responsibilities, especially re- 
lating to seniors, veterans, tourism and service. 
These modern developments have made the lieu- 
tenant governor more visible and accessible to 
Missourians. The many boards and commissions 
on which the lieutenant governor serves provide 
numerous opportunities to help Missouri citizens. 
These boards and commissions cover a wide vari- 
ety of functions for Missouri's diverse population. 




WILLIS JONES 

Director of Constituent Services 



BRIAN BUNTEN 

Director of Policy and General 

Counsel 




JAY EASTLICK 

Director of Communications 



LAURIE DAWSON 
Director of Administration 



By statute, the lieutenant governor is the offi- 
cial senior advocate for the state of Missouri. This 
office investigates problems and issues on behalf 
of senior citizens. The lieutenant governor's of- 
fice works very closely with the Department of 
Health and Senior Services to ensure the safety 
and well-being of Missouri's senior citizens. The 
lieutenant governor helps manage the Missouri 
Rx Prescription Drug Program. More information 
may be found at www.morx.mo.gov. 

Our military veterans exemplify the meaning 
of service. They have answered the call of duty, 
boldly facing death, injury and uncertainty. Their 
sacrifice should never be forgotten. The lieuten- 
ant governor is proud to advocate for issues vital 
to our Missouri veterans. 

Lt. Gov. Kinder actively promotes the Missouri 
Military Family Relief Fund, a state-administered 
fund assisting families of the Missouri National 
Guard and reservists who have been deployed 
for the global war on terrorism. Those interested 
in donating should contact the Missouri Veterans 
Commission at (573) 522-4220 or make an in- 
come tax check-off donation when filing a state 
income tax return. 

As a member of the Missouri Tourism Com- 
mission, the lieutenant governor helps market 
Missouri to the rest of the world. Out-of-state 



OFFICE OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 63 



visitors bring new revenue to Missouri businesses 
and new tax dollars to Missouri. Centrally locat- 
ed in the United States and bordering eight other 
states, Missouri hosts tens of millions of visitors 
each year. The Tourism Commission plans cam- 
paigns to show our visitors all we have to offer. 

Lt. Gov. Kinder led the effort to bring the Tour 
of Missouri, an international professional bicycle 
race, to Missouri in 2007. Before funding was 
pulled in 2010, the competition was one of the 
top five professional cycling events outside of 
Europe, drawing spectators from across the U.S. 
and the globe. 

As part of the Missouri Community Service 
Commission, the lieutenant governor is honored 
to continue a legacy of service to citizens across 
Missouri. This commission nurtures volunteerism 
by encouraging an atmosphere that enables citi- 
zen service to prosper. By partnering with nation- 
al service programs, the commission promotes 
volunteer opportunities to interested citizens. 
Each year, the Community Service Commission 
recognizes award winners who have demonstrat- 
ed exemplary service. 

Lt. Gov. Kinder also sponsors the Senior Ser- 
vice Award to promote and highlight the positive 



accomplishments senior citizens selflessly pro- 
vide their communities. Bi-annual winners are 
recognized from every region of the state. More 
information may be found at www.ltgov.mo.gov. 

The lieutenant governor also serves on the 
Missouri Housing Development Commission. As 
such, the lieutenant governor has the opportunity 
to help ensure quality, affordable housing for 
Missourians, regardless of income. Other boards 
and commissions on which the lieutenant gover- 
nor serves include: Board of Fund Commission- 
ers; Board of Public Buildings; Missouri Develop- 
ment Finance Board; Second State Capitol Com- 
mission; and theSpecial Health, Psychological 
and Social Needs of Minority Older Individuals 
Commission. He is also an adviser to the Depart- 
ment of Elementary and Secondary Education on 
early childhood education. 

This compilation of the lieutenant governor's 
responsibilities demonstrates how this office can 
assist all Missourians. Citizens are urged to con- 
tact the lieutenant governor's office regarding is- 
sues that affect seniors by calling (800) 699-2377, 
or through the web site at www.ltgov.mo.gov. 



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Historical Listing, Lieutenant Governors 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1. 


William Henry Ashley (D) 


1820-24 


St. Louis 


1785 


3/26/1839 


2. 


Benjamin Harrison Reeves (D) 


1824-28 


Howard 


3/21/1 787 


4/1 6/1 849 


3. 


Daniel Dunklin (D) 


1828-32 


Washington 


1/14/1 790 


8/25/1 844 


4. 


Lilburn W. Boggs (D) 


1832-36 


Jackson 


1 2/1 4/1 792 


3/14/1860 


5. 


Franklin Cannon (D) 


1836-40 


Cape Girardeau 


3/12/1 794 


6/1 3/1 863 


6. 


Meredith Miles Marmaduke (D) 


1 840-44 


Saline 


8/28/1 791 


3/26/1864 


7. 


James Young (D) 


1 844-48 


Lafayette 


5/11/1800 


2/9/1878 


8. 


Thomas Lawson Price (U) 1 


1 848-52 


Cole 


1/1 9/1809 


7/1 5/1870 


9. 


Wilson Brown (D) 2 


1853-57 


Cape Girardeau 


8/27/1804 


8/27/1855 


10. 


Hancock Lee Jackson (D) 


1857-61 


Randolph 


5/12/1 796 


3/1 9/1876 


11. 


Thomas Caute Reynolds (D) 


1860-61 


St. Louis 


10/11/1821 


3/30/1887 


12. 


William Willard Preble Hall (U) 1 ' 3 


1861-64 


Buchanan 


5/ 9/1 820 


11/3/1882 


13. 


George Smith (R) 


1 865-69 


Caldwell 


2/2/1 809 


7/14/1881 


14. 


Edwin Obed Standard (R) 4 


1869-71 


St. Louis 


1/5/1832 


3/12/1914 


15. 


Joseph Jackson Gravely (R) 5 


1871-73 


Cedar 


9/25/1 828 


4/28/1872 


16. 


Charles Phillip Johnson (R) 5 


1873-75 


St. Louis 


1/8/1836 


5/21/1 920 


17. 


Norman J. Colman (D) 


1875-77 


St. Louis 


3/1 6/1 827 


11/3/1911 


18. 


Henry Clay Brockmeyer (D) 


1877-81 


St. Louis City 


8/12/1 828 


7/26/1906 


19. 


Robert Alexander Campbell (D) 


1881-85 


St. Louis City 


9/2/1 832 


4/2/1926 


20. 


Albert Pickett Morehouse (D) 


1 885-89 


Nodaway 


7/11/1835 


9/23/1891 


21. 


Stephen Hugh Claycomb (D) 


1 889-93 


Jasper 


8/11/1 847 


6/6/1 930 


22. 


John Baptiste O'Meara (D) 


1893-97 


St. Louis City 


6/24/1 852 


7/22/1 926 


23. 


August Henry Bolte (D) 


1897-1901 


Franklin 


9/3/1 854 


6/24/1 920 


24. 


John Adams Lee (D) 


1901-03 


St. Louis City 


6/28/1851 


10/10/1928 


25. 


Thomas Lewis Rubey (D) 6 


1 903-04 


Laclede 


9/27/1862 


11/2/1 928 


26. 


John C. McKinley (R) 


1 905-09 


Putnam 


11/20/1859 


5/1/1927 


27. 


Jacob Friedrich Gmelich (R) 


1 909-1 3 


Cooper 


7/23/1839 


2/21/1914 


28. 


William Rock Painter (D) 


1913-17 


Carroll 


8/27/1863 


7/1/1947 


29. 


Wallace Crossley (D) 


1917-21 


Johnson 


1 0/4/1 874 


12/1 3/1943 


30. 


Hiram Lloyd (R) 


1921-25 


St. Louis 


7/27/1875 


9/1 0/1 942 


31. 


Phillip Allen Bennett (R) 


1925-29 


Dallas 


3/5/1881 


1 2/7/1 942 


32. 


Edward Henry Winter (R) 


1929-33 


Cole 


4/5/1879 


6/29/1 941 


33. 


Frank Gaines Harris (D) 7 


1933-45 


Boone 


4/25/1871 


12/30/1944 


34. 


Walter Naylor Davis (D) 


1 945-49 


St. Louis 


11/29/1876 


9/1 6/1951 


35. 


James T. Blair Jr. (D) 7 


1949-57 


Cole 


3/1 5/1 902 


7/12/1962 


36. 


Edward V. Long (D) 


1957-61 


Pike 


7/1 8/1 908 


11/6/1972 


37. 


Hilary A. Bush (D) 


1961-65 


Jackson 


6/21/1905 


5/11/1966 


38. 


Thomas F. Eagleton (D) 


1 965-69 


St. Louis 


9/4/1929 


3/4/2007 


39. 


William S. Morris (D) 


1 969-73 


Jackson 


11/8/1919 


3/5/1975 


40. 


William C. Phelps (R) 7 


1973-81 


Jackson 


4/5/1 934 




41. 


Kenneth J. Rothman (D) 


1981-85 


St. Louis 


10/11/1935 




42. 


Harriett Woods (D) 


1 985-89 


St. Louis 


6/2/1927 


2/8/2007 


43. 


Mel Carnahan (D) 


1 989-93 


Phelps 


2/11/1934 


10/1 6/2000 


44. 


Roger B. Wilson (D) 7 


1993-2000 


Boone 


1 0/1 0/1 948 




45. 


Joe Maxwell (D) 8 


2000-05 


Audrain 


3/1 7/1957 




46. 


Peter D. Kinder (R) 7 


2005- 


Cape Girardeau 


5/12/1954 





Unionist. 

2 Wilson Brown died in office in August 1 855. The office remained vacant until the 1 856 election. 

3 Hall was elected provisional lieutenant governor by the Missouri State Convention on July 31, 1861. The office had been declared 

vacated after Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson joined the Confederacy. 
4 The Constitution of 1 865 shortened lieutenant governor, terms to two years. In 1 876, terms went back to four years, 
liberal. 

6 Was president pro tern of Senate and served as lieutenant governor following Lee's resignation. 

7 Some held multiple terms as lieutenant governor. In consideration of space, they are listed here only once. 

8 Maxwell became Missouri's 45th lieutenant governor finishing the remaining months of Roger Wilson's term, who became governor on 
October 1 7, 2000, upon the death of Mel Carnahan. 



EXECUTIVE BRANCH 65 




Missouri State Capitol 

State government in Missouri is centered in 
the state's beautiful, domed Capitol, dominating 
the bluffs of the Missouri River in Jefferson City. 

The dome, rising 238 feet above ground level 
and topped by a bronze statue of Ceres, goddess 
of agriculture, is the first view of Jefferson City for 
travelers arriving from the north. The structure is 
Jefferson City's leading tourist attraction and is a 
mecca for school groups who arrive by busloads, 
particularly during General Assembly sessions 
when they fill the galleries to watch the Senate 
and House of Representatives in action. 

In addition to housing the two legislative bod- 
ies, the Capitol provides office space for the gov- 
ernor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, trea- 
surer, state auditor and some administrative agen- 
cies. The structure is also notable for its architec- 
tural features, including its eight 48-foot columns 
on the south portico and six 48-foot columns on 
the north side; its 30-foot-wide grand stairway 
and its bronze front doors, each 13-by-18 feet, 
among the largest cast since the Roman era. 

The Capitol's first floor features the State Mu- 
seum. Outstanding paintings, pediments and 
friezes decorate the Capitol interior. Of histori- 
cal significance is a series of Thomas Hart Benton 
murals in the House Lounge. 

Statuary is a prominent feature of the Capitol 
grounds. Heroic bronze figures depicting Mis- 
souri's two great rivers, the Mississippi and Mis- 
souri, and a 13-foot statue of Thomas Jefferson 
dominate the south entrance. A bronze relief de- 



picting the signing of the Louisiana Purchase by 
Livingston, Monroe and Marbois and the Foun- 
tain of the Centaurs are the most outstanding fea- 
tures on the north grounds. 

The present Capitol, completed in 1917 and 
dedicated in 1924, is the fourth Capitol in Jef- 
ferson City. Before the seat of government was 
moved to Jefferson City, the functions of Missouri 
territorial government were based in the Mansion 
House, a hotel in St. Louis, and later at the Mis- 
souri Hotel, also in St. Louis. The upper story of 
a mercantile store in St. Charles was designated 
as temporary capital of the state in 1821 and re- 
mained the seat of government until 1 826 when 
Jefferson City became the permanent capital city. 
The first Capitol in Jefferson City was located on 
land now occupied by the Governor's Mansion. 
It burned in 1837, apparently after some hot 
coals fell out of one of its fireplaces. A second 
structure, completed in 1840 and expanded in 
1887-88 burned when the dome was struck by 
lightning on February 5, 1 91 1 . A temporary Capi- 
tol made of lathe and stucco was erected in an 
area to the east of the present building and was 
used from 1912 to 1917. 

The present Capitol was constructed for 
$4,215,000, including site and furnishings. It is 
five stories high, 437 feet long, 300 feet wide in 
the center and 200 feet wide in the wings. The 
dome is 238 feet high and the height of the wings 
is 88 feet. It includes over 650,000 square feet of 
floor space. 



OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE 



67 



J ason Kander 

Secretary of State 

Elected November 6, 2012 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



JASON KANDER (Democrat), 32, was sworn in 
as Missouri's 39th Secretary of State in January 
201 3. He is America's youngest statewide elected 
official. A former U.S. Army captain, Jason is a 
veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Prior to his 
election as secretary of state, he practiced law, 
represented Kansas City in the Missouri General 
Assembly and served on the Missouri Veterans 
Commission. He is a graduate of American Uni- 
versity and Georgetown Law School and is mar- 
ried to his high school sweetheart, Diana. Their 
son True was born in September 201 3. 

A fifth generation Missourian, Jason learned 
early in life about the importance of community 
service. His mother was a juvenile probation of- 
ficer and his father was a police officer who later 
ran a small business. 

On September 1 1 , 2001 , Jason was a political 
science student at American University. Moved 
by what he saw that day, Jason later enlisted in 
the Army National Guard and served in an in- 
fantry unit. While a law student at Georgetown 
University, he successfully pursued his commis- 
sion as a military intelligence officer in the Army 
Reserve. He volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan 
in 2006. As an intelligence officer in Afghanistan, 
he investigated groups and individuals suspected 
of corruption, espionage, drug trafficking and fa- 
cilitating Al Qaeda and the Taliban. 

In an unclassified evaluation, Jason's com- 
manders praised his willingness to volunteer for 
dangerous duty, describing him as an "outstand- 
ing leader" whose work saved lives. The U.S. di- 



rector of intelligence in Afghanistan advised the 
Army to "track this officer's career closely; he is 
one of the best." After his deployment, Jason was 
assigned as a combat leadership instructor in the 
Missouri Army National Guard's Officer Candi- 
date School at Fort Leonard Wood. In 2010, he 
earned national recognition and was selected as 
one of 10 finalists for the Army Reserve Junior 
Officer of the Year Award by the Reserve Officer 
Association. 

In 2008, Jason knocked on 20,000 doors in 
Kansas City during his first successful campaign 
for state representative. As a state legislator, Jason 
worked with both parties to pass ethics reform 
legislation. As a member of the House Budget 
Committee, he exposed a no-bid contract and 
helped balance the budget without raising tax- 
es. He passed legislation to take Missouri's hu- 
man trafficking laws from some of the weakest 
to some of the strongest in the nation. He also 
authored and passed Sam and Lindsey's Law to 
help authorities prevent kidnapping during cus- 
tody battles. 

In 2009, Jason was appointed to the Missouri 
Veterans Commission, a nine-member board that 
oversees all services for our state's veterans. He 
was also an attorney in private practice repre- 
senting clients in state and federal courts before 
assuming statewide office. As secretary of state, 
Jason's priorities include ensuring access to the 
ballot for eligible voters, protecting Missourians 
from fraud and helping small business owners 
succeed. 



68 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Office of 
Secretary 
of State 



600 W. Main and 208 State Capitol 

PO Box 1767, Jefferson City 65102 

Telephone: (573) 751-4936 / FAX: (573) 526-4903 

www.sos.mo.gov 

Email: info@sos.mo.gov 

The secretary of state's office serves Missouri- 
ans in a number of diverse and important ways. 
The major divisions within the secretary of state's 
office are: Business Services, Elections, Securi- 
ties, State Library, Records Services and Admin- 
istrative Rules. 

At Secretary of State Jason Kander's direction, 
the office has focused on making state government 
more accessible and transparent to all Missouri- 
ans. These efforts include the creation of a five-day 
public comment period for initiative petitions and 
the launch of www.TheMissouriChannel.com, a 
site dedicated to archiving legislative debate and 
other proceedings in state government. Addition- 
ally, Kander has made the adoption of early or 
no-excuse absentee voting a top legislative prior- 
ity, and he has consistently advocated for stronger 
ethics and campaign finance laws. 

In the Business Services Division, Kander cre- 
ated the Business Outreach Office to assist entre- 
preneurs and small businesses in navigating the 
requirements to do business in Missouri. Through 
the Securities Division, he has protected Missou- 
rians by cracking down on firms that defraud in- 
vestors and educated Missourians about respon- 
sible investing. As Missouri's chief elections offi- 
cial, Kander has worked to ensure fair, accessible 
and transparent elections for Missouri voters. 

In addition, the office is responsible for com- 
piling, storing and publishing a variety of docu- 
ments, including many historic records available 
on www.MissouriDigitalHeritage.com. As the 
keeper of the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, 
Kander is also responsible for authenticating of- 
ficial acts of the governor. The office also includes 
the following divisions: Information Technology, 
Communications and Publications, Fiscal and Fa- 
cilities and Human Resources. 



Business Services Division 

www.sos.mo.gov/business/ 

The Business Services Division has three sec- 
tions: Commissions, Corporations and Uniform 




LAURA SWINFORD 
Director of Communications 
and Publications 



JOHN SCOTT 
Director of Policy and 
Governmental Affairs 




CASEY CLARK 
Senior Counsel 



JULIE ALLEN 

Director of Elections and 

Information Teachnology 



Commercial Code. The division oversees regional 
offices for business filings in St. Louis, Kansas City 
and Springfield, and the Safe at Home address 
confidentiality program. The Business Services 
Division is committed to helping small business 
owners navigate state requirements. 

Commissions 

The commissions section commissions nota- 
ries public, maintains the official bonds of over 
81,000 Missouri notaries, and is responsible for 



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69 



PHYLLIS ALLSBURY 
Executive Secretary to the 
Secretary of State 



JASE CARTER 

Director of Business Services / 
Senior Advisor 




LIZZ ZERR 

Deputy Director of Policy and 
Governmental Affairs 



KELLYN SLOAN 
Deputy Director of 



KEVIN FLANNERY 
Deputy Director of 
Communications 




VAL HEET 

Director of Fiscal and Facilities 



WAYLENE HILES 

Director of Administrative Rules 

and Human Resources 



ANDREW ADAMS 
Deputy Counsel 



certifying notaries for foreign documents, elected 
officials and the State Registrar of Vital Statistics. 

The commissions section authenticates official 
acts of the governor. The Great Seal of the State 
of Missouri is affixed to more than 35,000 docu- 
ments annually, including all commissions of state 
and county elected officials; appointments made 
by the governor; and proclamations, executive or- 
ders, extraditions, commutations of sentence and 
restoration of citizenship issued by the governor. 
The commissions section maintains bonds and 
oaths of office for state officials as required by law 
and is responsible for the official signature, fac- 
simile signature filings, resident agent filings and 
trademark and service mark filings. 

Corporations 

The secretary of state is responsible for the reg- 
istration of all Missouri and out-of-state businesses 
doing business in Missouri. Businesses file various 
documents required by law: creation documents, 
annual reports, amendments, mergers, consolida- 
tions, dissolutions, terminations, withdrawals and 
conversions. There are approximately 562,000 
active businesses registered in Missouri. 

Each corporation must register with the cor- 
porations section the names of its officers and di- 



rectors. Approximately 80 percent of these regis- 
trations are filed online for a reduced fee by using 
the secretary of state's website, saving businesses 
millions of dollars each year. 

Limited liability company (LLC) filings are in- 
creasing, with more than 40,000 new LLCs be- 
ing filed in Fiscal Year 2012. Most businesses are 
required to file a fictitious name registration with 
the secretary of state's office. More than 40,000 
new fictitious name registrations were processed 
in Fiscal Year 2012, and 80 percent of these fil- 
ings were completed online. 

Additional online services include: organiz- 
ing a limited liability company, obtaining and 
verifying a certificate of good standing, printing 
copies of filed documents, obtaining forms for fil- 
ing a new business entity and accessing the busi- 
ness entity database to search for a business or 
corporation. The Small Business Advocacy Cen- 
ter {www.sos.mo.gov/business/sbac/) and the 
Missouri Business Portal {www.business.mo.gov) 
continue to help Missouri businesses navigate 
state government and help their businesses grow. 

Uniform Commercial Code 

The secretary of state's office is the central- 
ized office for perfecting personal property liens 




MICHELE WATLEY MYRA LEWIS 

Director Director 

Kansas City Branch Office St. Louis Branch Office 

and other creditor interests under the Uniform 
Commercial Code (UCC). These liens are per- 
fected by filing a financing statement in the ac- 
cepted national format indicating the debtor 
name and address and the secured party name 
and address along with a description of the col- 
lateral. Once a lien or other interest is filed and 
perfected, the public is considered "on notice" 
regarding those liens. These financing statements 
are effective for five years; they may be continued 
for an additional five-year term by filing a con- 
tinuation statement within six months preceding 
expiration. Ninety percent of the UCC filings with 
the secretary of state are now completed online. 
UCC online filings, forms and the fee schedule 
for filing are available at www.sos.mo.gov/ucc. 

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality 
Program 

The Safe at Home address confidentiality pro- 
gram was created in 2007 to help protect survi- 
vors of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or 
stalking through the use of a designated address. 
Through the Safe at Home program, survivors and 
their minor children may use a substitute mailing 
address through the secretary of state's office for 
all their first class, legal and certified mail. The 
program allows survivors to use a substitute ad- 
dress on their government records and public fil- 
ings to keep their address confidential and out of 
the hands of potential abusers. 

Business Services Offices: 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information 
Center 

600 W. Main, Rm. 322 

PO Box 778, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0778 
Telephone: (866) 223-6535 / FAX (573) 751-5841 

Fletcher Daniels State Office Building 

6 75 E. 13th St., Rm.513, Kansas City 64106 
Telephone: (816) 889-2925 / FAX: (816) 889-2879 




DEBBIE EVANS KYLE JUVERS 

Director Deputy Director of Business 

Springfield Branch Office Services 




LESLEY LUECKENOTTE 
Director of Corporations 



U.S. Customs & Post Office Building 

815 Olive St., Ste. 210, St. Louis 63101 
Telephone: (3 14) 340-7490 / FAX: (3 14) 340-7500 

Springfield State Office Building 

149 Park Central Sq., Rm. 624, Springfield 65806 
Telephone: (417) 895-6330 / FAX: (417) 895-6537 

Safe at Home Address Confidentiality 
Program 

PO Box 1409, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1409 
Telephone: (866) 509-1409 / FAX: (573) 522-1525 
www.mosafeathome.com 



Securities Division 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 1276, Jefferson City 65102 
Telephone: (573) 75 1-4 136 / FAX: (573) 526-3 124 
Investor Protection Hotline: (800) 721-7996 
www. sos. mo.gov/securities 
www.missouriinvestorprotection.gov 

For more than 80 years, the secretary of state 
has been responsible for ensuring compliance 
with state securities laws through activities of the 
Securities Division. This responsibility includes 



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71 



enforcement of the law when violations occur 
and the registration of securities, broker-dealers, 
agents, investment advisers and investment- 
adviser representatives. State securities laws are 
intended to protect investors from unsuitable in- 
vestment recommendations, dishonest or unethi- 
cal practices and fraudulent investment schemes. 
The secretary of state appoints the commissioner 
of securities, who administers these laws and 
oversees the Securities Division. 

The enforcement section of the Securities Di- 
vision receives and investigates complaints from 
Missouri investors. The division maintains a toll- 
free Investor Protection Hotline, (800) 721-7996, 
so investors can report complaints or make inqui- 
ries about firms or professionals in the securities 
business. Each year the office fields hundreds of 
investor complaints that result in the initiation of 
hundreds of investigations, many of which result 
in cease and desist orders, licensing revocations, 
investor restitution, civil penalties or criminal 
prosecutions. The attorneys and investigators in 
the enforcement section typically collect millions 
of dollars in penalties, payments and restitution 
each year and are leaders in national enforce- 
ment actions and task forces. 

The registration section regulates the registra- 
tion of individuals, firms and securities. The audit 
unit of the registration section performs routine 
and for-cause inspections and pre-registration 
exams of the offices of broker-dealers and invest- 
ment advisers to ensure compliance with Mis- 
souri securities laws. 

As of summer 2013, there were 132,779 
agents, 1,696 broker-dealers, 9,601 investment- 
adviser representatives and 1,619 investment 
advisers registered in Missouri. Prior to granting 
each registration, an application review process 
is conducted to determine if applicants are suf- 
ficiently qualified to participate in the securities 
business. 

The registration section also reviews proposed 
securities offerings to ensure Missouri-approved 
registrations are "fair, just and equitable/' The 
staff receives filings of federally covered securi- 
ties and reviews requests for exemption from the 
registration requirements, provides interpretative 
opinions of the securities laws and assists Mis- 
souri issuers seeking to raise funds with securities 
law compliance. In the 201 1 fiscal year, the reg- 
istration section staff received filings or exemp- 
tion notices for over 2,800 securities offerings 
and collected over $10 million in revenues for 
the state of Missouri. 

The Securities Division also oversees the Mis- 
souri Investor Protection Center, which creates 
and promotes investor education initiatives de- 
signed to educate and assist both current and fu- 
ture investors. The center also includes a website, 
accessible at www.MissouriSafeSavings.com, and 




ANDREW HARTNETT 
Commissioner of Securities 



MARY HOSMER 
Assistant Commissioner of 
Securities 




BRIANNA LENNON 
Elections Counsel 



LIZ ABRAM-OLDHAM 
Litigation Counsel 



a Senior Investor Protection Unit to help educate 
and protect Missouri's older investors. 

Elections Division 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 1767, Jefferson City 65 102 
Telephone: (573) 751-2301 / FAX: (573) 526-3242 
www. sos. mo.gov/elections/ 

The secretary of state's office oversees all state 
elections for candidates, various judges and is- 
sues. Candidates for the six constitutional state 
offices, U.S. Congress, the General Assembly and 
certain judges file for election with the secretary 
of state. Statewide ballots for primary, general 
and certain special elections are also prepared 
by the secretary of state, and certified copies of 
those ballots are sent to local election officials. It 
is the responsibility of the office to canvass, cer- 
tify and publish election results. 

Missouri has more than 4 million registered 
voters. In the 2012 November general election, 
2.7 million voters went to the polls. Elections are 
run by Missouri's 116 local election authorities 
(county clerks or election boards) and the secre- 
tary of state provides assistance to the authorities 
in several ways. This includes maintaining an- 



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nual election deadline calendars, the secretary 
of state's website and various training materials 
and workshops. The secretary of state also pro- 
mulgates rules governing elections and publishes 
the Missouri Election Laws for use by the local 
election authorities. The secretary of state works 
together with state and local officials, schools 
and civic organizations to provide materials to 
support voter registration, civic responsibility 
and education. This collaboration also extends 
to oversight of the statewide poll worker recruit- 
ment initiative. 

The secretary of state also certifies statewide 
ballot measures that are proposed by the General 
Assembly or through the initiative and referen- 
dum petition process, including the oversight of 
signature verification. Before and initiative peti- 
tion can be circulated, the secretary of state's of- 
fice certifies the official ballot title which includes 
the summary statement prepared by the secretary 
of state's office and the fiscal note summary pre- 
pared by the state auditor's office. Those wishing 
to place an initiative changing state law on the 
ballot must obtain signatures from registered vot- 
ers equal to five percent of the total votes cast in 
the last gubernatorial election in six of Missouri's 
eight congressional districts. In order to place an 
initiative changing the state constitution on the 
ballot, signatures must be obtained from regis- 
tered voters equal to eight percent of the votes 
cast in the last gubernatorial election in six of the 
state's eight congressional districts. The secretary 
of state is responsible for verifying the number 
of signatures for each initiative. A ballot issue's 
full text is published in newspapers around the 
state, printed for display at polling places and is 
also available on the secretary of state's website. 
The secretary of state also oversees the signature 
verification process for the formation of new po- 
litical parties and the nomination of independent 
candidates for offices that file with the secretary 
of state. In 2012, 48 initiative petitions were ap- 
proved for circulation. Two were returned with 
signatures for approval and were ultimately certi- 
fied for the November 2012 ballot. 

The secretary of state is also responsible for 
coordinating Missouri's compliance with federal 
election law, including the Help America Vote 
Act of 2002, which requires increased training for 
election officials, poll workers and voters, at least 
one accessible voting system per polling place 
for voters with disabilities and the creation of a 
statewide voter registration list. This interactive, 
statewide voter registration list has improved the 
ability of local election officials to manage their 
voter registration records and keep Missouri's 
voter list up-to-date and accurate. 




BARBARA READING 
State Librarian 



DEBBIE MUSSELMAN 
Director of Library 
Development 




T 1 



SUSAN MORRISROE RICHARD SMITH 

Director of Reference Services Director of Wolfner Library 



Missouri State Library 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 387 f Jefferson City 65 102 
Telephone: (573) 751-3615 / FAX: (573) 751-3612 
www. sos. mo.gov/library/ 

The responsibilities of the Missouri State Li- 
brary are to provide library and reference servic- 
es to Missouri state government, provide library 
services to the blind and visually impaired and 
promote the development and improvement of 
library services throughout the state. 



Library Development 

Telephone: (800) 325-0131 / (573) 751-0586 

The library development section supports 
libraries through consulting, administration of 
grant programs, continuing education and state- 
wide programs. The consultant staff works with 
librarians and library governing boards to im- 
prove the quality of library service for all Missouri 
citizens. Through research, publications and per- 
sonal contacts, consultants provide assistance 
on general library issues and needs, promote the 
organization and development of library services, 



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manage statewide projects and maintain statistics 
on public library services in the state. 

The state library administers several programs 
to provide funds and services for libraries. State- 
funded programs include state aid for public li- 
braries, both per capita funds and equalization 
payments to libraries. Public library costs for ma- 
terials are supported through funds appropriated 
from the income tax on earnings of out-of-state 
athletes and entertainers. State funds also support 
summer reading programs in public libraries. The 
State Library coordinates the funding for the Re- 
mote Electronic Access to Libraries (REAL) Pro- 
gram, which provides Internet access for public 
libraries through MOREnet and database content 
for public, K-12 and academic libraries. The fed- 
eral Library Services and Technology Act provides 
funding for grants to libraries and for statewide 
projects, including training for library staff and 
trustees, technology infrastructure and develop- 
ment of library service for underserved popula- 
tions, such as seniors and persons with disabili- 
ties. The state library also partners with several 
private sponsors to administer projects and grants 
to support library services. 

Ongoing projects include digitization of pri- 
mary resource material for www.MissouriDigital 
Heritage.com, resource-sharing initiatives in- 
cluding Show Me The World database access and 
courier delivery service for materials, and provid- 
ing a resource collection for use by library staff. 

The state library also serves as the lead agency 
for the State Census Data Center program, a co- 
operative venture with the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Secretary's Council on Library 
Development 

www.sos.mo.gov/library/council/sosc.asp 

The Secretary's Council on Library Develop- 
ment advises the secretary of state and the state 
librarian on matters that relate to the state's librar- 
ies and library service to Missouri citizens. Cur- 
rent council members are: 

Darst, Valerie, chair; 
Bacon, Donna, Library Service Providers; 
Carr, Melissa, Public Libraries; 
Curls, Sen. S. Kiki, General Assembly; 
Ellinger, Rep. Rory, General Assembly; 
Gage, Jacque, Public Libraries; 
Hancox, Sallie, Citizens; 
Keeney, Rep. Shelley, General Assembly; 
McCampbell, Russell E., Citizens Using Wolfner 
Library; 

Mullaly-Quijas, Peggy, Special Libraries; 
Munzlinger, Sen. Brian, General Assembly; 
Schmitt, Michelle, School Libraries; 
Vacancy, Academic Libraries; 
Vacancy, Citizens; 



Vacancy, Library Trustees; 
Vacancy, School Libraries; 
Vacancy, State Employees; 
Watts, Winnie, Citizens; 
Wilke, Sue, Library Trustees. 

Reference Services 

Telephone: (573) 751-361 5 / FAX: (573) 526-1142 

The reference services section delivers li- 
brary services to meet the informational and re- 
search needs of state government. This objective 
is achieved through current awareness services, 
library materials collections in multiple formats, 
electronic publications and online databases pro- 
vided to the state employees. Reference services 
offers training sessions to state employees on on- 
line databases. 

Keeping Up, a daily newspaper clipping sum- 
mary of news about the activities and operation 
of state government, is distributed electronically 
to the legislature and state agencies. An online 
version is available to the public. 

To support the research work done for state 
government, the state library maintains a materi- 
als collection of books, magazine and newspaper 
subscriptions and microform holdings of gov- 
ernment documents, journals and newspapers. 
Through the state library's membership, state em- 
ployees have access to MOB I US, the statewide 
union catalog of academic libraries. In addition, 
reference services subscribes to numerous online 
databases geared to the needs of state govern- 
ment. Most of these databases are provided to 
state employees at their desktop. 

The state library is congressionally designated 
as a selective depository for U.S. government 
publications. The library is statutorily responsible 
for collecting state government publications and 
providing access to them for the citizens of Mis- 
souri. This is now done through a trusted, elec- 
tronic repository making the full text of the publi- 
cations available via the Internet. 

While the state library's research services and 
other service initiatives are directed to the legis- 
lature and employees of state government agen- 
cies, the materials collection is open for use by 
the general public. 

Wolfner Library 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 387, Jefferson City 65102 
Telephone: (573) 751-8720 / FAX: (573) 751-3612 
Toll free: (800) 392-2614 / TTY: (800) 347-1379 
www.sos.mo.gov/wolfner 

Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library 
serves as the public library for Missourians un- 
able to use standard print because of a visual or 



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physical disability. The library loans a half mil- 
lion books and magazines in Braille, recorded 
audio and large print from its collection of more 
than 300,000 volumes. The library also provides 
access to locally recorded Missouri titles and to 
over 48,000 titles via the national Braille and 
Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. Audio 
players are also loaned to users of the recorded 
materials. More than 8,500 individuals and 1 ,200 
institutions, including nursing homes, schools, 
hospitals and hospices, use the library. Wolfner 
also provides reference and information servic- 
es, children's programming, interlibrary loan, a 
newsletter, catalogs and bibliographies, and de- 
scriptive DVDs and videos. Access to the collec- 
tion is available online. 

Wolfner services are available to qualified 
Missourians at no charge. Applications for ser- 
vice are available directly from Wolfner, local 
Missouri public libraries or on the secretary of 
state's website. Wolfner is Missouri's regional li- 
brary in the national network of libraries serving 
individuals who are blind and disabled, in coop- 
eration with the National Library Service of the 
Library of Congress. 

The Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library 
has a rich history of library service, predating the 
Missouri State Library and the Library of Congress 
network. Loaning Braille books to a multi-state 
region in 1924, Wolfner became one of the first 
18 regional libraries for the blind designated 
by the Library of Congress. Named in memory 
of noted ophthalmologist Henry L. Wolfner and 
originally administered by the St. Louis Public Li- 
brary, Wolfner became part of the Missouri State 
Library in 1977 and physically moved to Jefferson 
City in 1985. 

Wolfner Advisory Council 

The Wolfner Advisory Council advises on 
the services provided by the Wolfner Library 
and how these services may be improved. Cur- 
rent Council members can be found at www.sos. 
mo.gov/wolfner/council.asp. 

Records and Archives 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 1747, Jefferson City 65102 
Telephone: (573) 751-3280 
www. sos. mo.gov/records/ 

Established as a separate department in 1965, 
Records and Archives now includes three divi- 
sions: the Missouri State Archives, Records Man- 
agement and Local Records. These divisions are 
collectively responsible for managing both the 
current and historical records of the state, ensur- 
ing they are preserved and making them acces- 
sible to Missouri citizens. 




JOHN DOUGAN SHELLY CROTEAU 

State Archivist Assistant State Archivist 




CHRISTINA MILLER 

Senior Reference Archivist 



Missouri State Archives 

Telephone: (573) 751-3280 / TAX: (573) 526-7333 

The Missouri State Archives is the official 
repository for government records of enduring 
value. Its mission is to foster an appreciation of 
Missouri history by preserving and making avail- 
able the state's permanent records to its citizens 
and their government. 

Records in the archives date from 1 770 to the 
present. They include executive, legislative and 
judicial records; records of state departments and 
agencies; early French and Spanish colonial and 
U.S. territorial records; military records from the 
War of 1812 through World War II; records de- 
tailing the region's role in the 19th century fur 
trade and America's westward expansion; trade- 
marks and business records; and records docu- 
menting women's and African-American history. 

Holdings currently total more than 338 mil- 
lion pages of paper records, 500,000 photo- 
graphs, 200,000 reels of microfilm and 270,000 
microfiche. The Missouri State Archives is one of 
the most accessed state repositories in the nation 
and has been formally acknowledged by histori- 
cal and genealogical organizations for its service 
to researchers. While thousands visit or write to 
the archives each year, the majority turn to the 



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Internet as their preferred research method. In 
2012, the archives website logged almost 101 
million searches. 

Over the past few years, the Missouri State Ar- 
chives has become involved in a number of im- 
portant initiatives. The African-American History 
Initiative is designed to stimulate interest in Afri- 
can-American history through educational proj- 
ects and the promotion of the archives holdings. 
The Missouri State Archives also plays a leading 
role in the activities of the Civil War Sesquicen- 
tennial Commission and the development of the 
Missouri Digital Heritage website, an online por- 
tal through which the public can access digital 
collections from institutions across the state. 

The archives is devoted to educating the 
public about materials in its holdings. Programs 
are provided for school and civic groups, as are 
traveling exhibits, tours and monthly educational 
programs. Archives Alive!, a history based theatri- 
cal performance, brings history to life each spring 
for thousands of Missouri fourth- and fifth-grade 
students. The Friends of the Missouri State Ar- 
chives, Inc., promote and support the archives by 
underwriting many of the costs associated with 
these outreach activities. The archives also hosts 
student interns and practicum students from Mis- 
souri colleges and universities, and sponsors Na- 
tional History Day in Missouri activities. 

Volunteers are an important resource of the 
Missouri State Archives. They provide invaluable 
support to the staff, helping with records pro- 
cessing across the state as well as assisting with 
reference and tours in Jefferson City. More novel 
is the archives innovative e-Volunteer program 
in which volunteers provide indexing and tran- 
scription services from their home computers. 
Completed projects are posted online, providing 
greater access to collections. In-person access 
to the archives is provided through the Alex M. 
Petrovic Reading Room. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 
p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 
and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Saturday hours 
are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Missouri Historical Records Advisory 
Board 

The Missouri Historical Records Advisory 
Board was created by statute in 1989 to be the 
central advisory body for historical records plan- 
ning within the state. The board also serves as the 
state affiliate of the National Historical Publica- 
tions and Records Commission, the grant-award- 
ing arm of the National Archives and Records 
Administration and is responsible for reviewing 
grant proposals submitted to that program from 
Missouri applicants, as well as applications to the 
Local Records Preservation Grant Program. 



Missouri Historical Records Advisory 
Board Members 

Kander, Jason, chair, state historical records coor- 
dinator, Secretary of State; 
Dougan, John, deputy coordinator, state archivist- 
Adams, Joseph L, University City; 
Allen, Gregory B., president, Allen Financial Cor- 
poration, Kansas City; 
Bennett, Marcia L, executive director, St. Joseph 

Convention and Visitors Bureau; 
Doswell, Raymond, vice-president, Negro 

League Baseball Museum, Kansas City; 
Gordon, Christopher, director of library and ar- 
chives, Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; 
Neumann, Robert P., director, Greene County Ar- 
chives and Records Center- 
Parks, Cynthia L, director of records manage- 
ment, University of Missouri, Columbia; 
Ramsey, Terry, Nevada; 

Rhodes, Joel P., associate professor, Southeast 
Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau; 

Richards, David E., head, Special Collections and 
Archives Department, Meyer Library, South- 
west Missouri State University, Springfield; 

Rottman, Anne G., head librarian, Legislative Li- 
brary, Jefferson City; 

Williams, Paxton, Diamond; 

Kremer, Gary R., executive director, State His- 
torical Society of Missouri, Jefferson City, ex 
officio. 

Missouri Board on Geographic Names 

The Missouri Board on Geographic Names 
was created by state statute in 1 995 to coordinate 
place-naming activity among local, state and fed- 
eral agencies. Additionally, the board provides 
uniformity in geographic nomenclature through- 
out the state, while retaining the significance, 
history and culture associated with the names of 
Missouri's geographic features. Proposed changes 
or additions to names of geographic features and 
places are received and evaluated, and recom- 
mendations are made to the U.S. Board on Geo- 
graphic Names for approval. Members include 
both interested citizens and professionals. 

Missouri Board on Geographic Names 
Members 

Kander, Jason, chair, Secretary of State; 
Dougan, John, chair designee, state archivist; 
Barnett, Christopher J., vice-chair, University of 

Missouri-Columbia; 
Sweets, Henry, Hannibal- 
Carter, Joe, Missouri Department of Transporta- 
tion; 

Claspill, Gary, Office of Administration; 
Fisher, John, Kenneth- 
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Fox, Ray, U.S. Geological Survey; 
Greene, Debra F v Jefferson City; 
Kremer, Gary R., State Historical Society of Mis- 
souri; 

McCann, Gordon, Springfield; 
Moorman, Amy, Missouri State Archives; 
Morrow, Lynn, Jefferson City; 
Nickell, Frank, Cape Girardeau; 
Pratte, Darrell, Missouri Department of Natural 
Resources; 

Spicci, Tony, Missouri Department of Conserva- 
tion; 

Turner, Jay, Mark Twain National Forest-Salem 

Ranger District- 
Vineyard, Jerry, Ozark; 
Weaver, Dwight, El don. 

Records Management Division 

Telephone: (573) 751-3319 / FAX: (573) 526-5327 

The mission of the Records Management Di- 
vision is to provide state agencies with the nec- 
essary instruments to effectively and efficiently 
manage information and records, in order to 
promote the efficiency and continuity of govern- 
ment, document the rights of Missouri citizens 
and preserve Missouri's heritage. To achieve this 
mission, the division is divided into three sec- 
tions: Records Management Services, the State 
Records Center and Imaging Services. 

Sound records management programs con- 
sist of a planned and coordinated set of policies, 
procedures and activities to manage recorded 
information in all media. Records Management 
Services assists state government agencies in 
identifying and effectively managing their official 
records. Division records analysts consult with 
agency officials to develop retention schedules 
that list the agency's records, specify their reten- 
tion periods and determine the ultimate disposi- 
tion of inactive records (those with limited use 
that do not warrant retention in expensive agency 
office space). They also advise agencies on cost 
and technical matters related to microfilm, digi- 
tal imaging and low-cost storage of inactive and 
semi-active records. 

The State Records Center provides state agen- 
cies with an economical storage solution for in- 
active records. Services provided by the section 
include pick-up, delivery, reference pulls and 
re-filing, and destruction of agency records. All 
records remain in the legal custody of the trans- 
ferring agency and access to stored documents is 
restricted to authorized personnel. The transfer- 
ring of inactive files to the Records Center allows 
agencies to free up office space and equipment, 
saving Missouri taxpayers millions of dollars over 
the life of the records. As of June 201 3, the State 
Records Center's two facilities stored 352,447 cu- 
bic feet of records. 



Imaging Services provides micrographic and 
digital imaging services to state agencies and lo- 
cal governments. Agencies can reduce the vol- 
ume of, improve access to, and ensure archival 
preservation for their long-term and significant 
records by utilizing these services. Micrographics 
services include microfilming, processing, qual- 
ity control and duplication. Digital imaging in- 
cludes image production from microfilm or origi- 
nal documents. The section also provides ideal 
storage for original microfilm within a climate- 
controlled vault. 

State Records Commission 

The State Records Commission was estab- 
lished by statute in 1965. The commission's task 
is to guide the records management program 
in the determination of retention periods for all 
records in the executive branch of state govern- 
ment. Currently, more than 800 state agencies, 
commissions, bureaus and boards operate under 
approved record retention schedules. Addition- 
ally, the commission reviews, approves and rec- 
ommends guidelines for the management of both 
paper and electronic records generated by the 
state of Missouri. 

State Records Commission Members 

Kander, Jason, chair, Secretary of State; 

Dougan, John, Secretary of Commission, Mis- 
souri State Archivist; 

Dixon, Bob, State Senator; 

Koster, Chris, Attorney General; 

Kremer, Gary R., Executive Director, State His- 
torical Society; 

Nelson, Douglas, Commissioner, Office of Ad- 
ministration; 

Robyn, Tim, Missouri Chief Information Officer; 

Scharnhorst, Dwight, State Representative; 

Schweich, Thomas, State Auditor. 

Local Records Division 

Telephone: (573) 751-9047 / FAX: (573) 526-3867 

The Local Records Division works to improve 
long-term management of local government re- 
cords by advising, educating and encouraging 
records custodians in the use of sound records 
management and archival practices. Local Re- 
cords archivists provide expertise to local gov- 
ernment officials on the retention of records and 
conducting records preservation projects. 

A local records and analyst program was 
begun on a part-time basis in 1986. Legislation 
funded a separate division in 1989. Through Lo- 
cal Records, documents of great historical value 
have been identified and preserved, revealing 
long-lost local histories and enhancing the col- 



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lection of the Missouri State Archives. Consulta- 
tions, records inventories and preservation proj- 
ects conducted by division staff make local pub- 
lic records more accessible. Records are prop- 
erly organized, identified and in many instances, 
space in public buildings is freed up for purposes 
other than storage. 

More than 3,500 governmental entities, in- 
cluding all offices in county, municipal and local 
district government offices, rely on Local Records 
for assistance managing records. Ten field archi- 
vists are located around the state to assist this ef- 
fort. Local officials in every county have received 
assistance from Local Records. 

Local Records also houses the state document 
conservation lab, where staff provide advice to 
local government offices on all aspects of record 
care, preservation and disaster recovery. Conser- 
vation treatment is provided on the most histori- 
cally significant and fragile documents as well. 

Local Records Board 

The Local Records Board was created by stat- 
ute in 1972. The Local Records Board, comprised 
of representatives from all local government 
classifications, reviews and establishes retention 
schedules for local governments records. 

Local Records Board Members 

Barnard, Barbara, Morgan County Historical So- 
ciety; 

Chamberlain, Neal, Adair County R-lll Schools; 
Diggs, Chris, Columbia Public Schools; 
Littrell, Robin, Riverside City Clerk; 
Needham, Kathie, Aurora City Clerk; 
Parsons, Lili, Tri-County Health Department; 
Rademan, Larry D., Cole County Recorder; 
Reese, Charles, City of Kansas City Records Man- 
ager; 

Rogers, Brett, Columbia College; 
Schlager, Sharon, Lewis County Clerk; 
Stokely, David, Christian County Assessor- 
Wagner, Jackie, City of Columbia Records Man- 
ager; and 
Ward, Peggy, Linn County Clerk. 

Administrative Rules Division 

James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center 
600 W. Main, PO Box 1767, Jefferson City 65102 
Telephone: (573) 751-401 5 / FAX: (573) 751-3032 

Since 1976, the Administrative Rules Division 
has been charged by the Revised Statutes of Mis- 



souri with setting uniform standards, procedures 
and guidelines for the preparation and publishing 
of rules in the Missouri Register and the Missouri 
Code of State Regulations. The Administrative 
Rules Division initially publishes rulemakings 
proposed by state agencies in the Missouri Reg- 
ister. The rulemakings are published to provide 
public notice and allow agencies to receive 
comments and revise the proposed rulemakings 
based on the comments. Agencies then file the 
final version of the orders of rulemaking with the 
division for final publication in the Missouri Reg- 
ister and subsequently in the Missouri Code of 
State Regulations. The division provides a user's 
guide for the proper preparation and filing of 
agency rules entitled Rulemaking 1-2-3, Drafting 
and Style Manual, that is available online on the 
secretary of state's website at www.sos.mo.gov/ 
adrules or in hard copy. 

The Administrative Rules Division also pub- 
lishes emergency rules in the Missouri Register. 
An agency may file an emergency rule if the 
agency finds an immediate danger to the pub- 
lic health, safety or welfare or if the emergency 
rule is necessary to preserve a compelling gov- 
ernmental interest that requires an early effective 
date, prior to that allowed by the traditional rule- 
making process. An emergency rule is only in ef- 
fect for a limited period of time and normally has 
a corresponding proposed rulemaking that allows 
for public notice and comment. Once an emer- 
gency rule is approved and processed, it may 
be viewed on the secretary of state's website at 
www.sos.mo.gov/adrules under the Emergency 
Rules section until it is published in the Missouri 
Register. 

The Missouri Register is published twice a 
month, and updates to the 15-volume Missouri 
Code of State Regulations are published once a 
month. Both the Missouri Register and Missouri 
Code of State Regulations are available on the 
secretary of state's website. Additionally, Mis- 
sourians who are interested in particular rules 
may sign up on the secretary of state's website for 
email notification of rule filings by rule number 
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Historical Listing, Secretaries of State 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1. 


Joshua Barton (D) 


1820-21 


St. Louis 


7/28/1 792 


6/30/1 823 


2. 


William Grymes Pettus (D) 1 


1821-24 


St. Charles 


12/31/1 794 


1867 


3. 


Hamilton Rowan Gamble (D) 


1824-26 


St. Louis 


11/29/1 789 


1/31/1864 


4. 


Spencer Darwin Pettis (D) 


1826-28 


St. Louis 


1802 


8/27/1831 


5. 


Priestly Haggin McBride (D) 


1829-30 


Boone 


1796 


5/21/1869 


6. 


John Cummins Edwards (D) 5 


1830-35 


St. Louis 


6/24/1 806 


9/1 7/1 888 


7. 


Henry Shurlds (D) 


1835-37 


Washington 


11/21/1 796 


8/2/1 852 


8. 


John Cummins Edwards (D) 


1837 


Cole 


6/24/1 806 


9/1 7/1 888 


9. 


Peter Garland Glover (D) 


1837-39 


Callaway 


1/14/1 792 


10/27/1851 


10. 


James Lawrence Minor (D) 5 


1839-45 


Marion 


6/9/1813 


6/2/1 897 


11. 


Faulkland Heard Martin (D) 


1 845-49 


Jefferson 


1804 


11/1 6/1856 


12. 


Ephriam Brevard Ewing (D) 


1849-53 


Ray 


5/1819 


6/2/1873 


13. 


John M. Richardson (D) 2 


1853-57 


Greene 


1820 


5/1/1899 


14. 


Benjamin Franklin Massey (D) 


1857-61 


Jasper 


1811 


12/1 8/1879 


15. 


Mordecai Oliver (U) 3 ' 4 


1861-65 


Greene 


1819 


4/25/1898 


16. 


Francis A. Rodman (R) 5 


1865-71 


Buchanan 


1829 


1/1/1888 


17. 


Eugene F. Weigel (D) 


1871-75 


St. Louis 


1844 


10/23/1896 


18. 


Michael Knowles McGrath (D) 5 


1 875-89 


St. Louis 


9/23/1833 


1/29/1913 


19. 


Alexander A. Lesueur (D) 5 


1889-1901 


Lafayette 


11/25/1842 


1/29/1 924 


20. 


Sam Baker Cook (D) 


1901-05 


Audrain 


7/11/1852 


2/5/1931 


21. 


John Ephriam Swanger (R) 


1 905-09 


Sullivan 


6/22/1 864 


10/1 9/1936 


22. 


Cornelius Roach (D) 5 


1 909-1 7 


Jasper 


8/9/1 863 


9/3/1 934 


23. 


John Leo Sullivan (D) 


1917-21 


Pettis 


10/1 4/1877 


1/11/1936 


24. 


Charles U. Becker (R) 5 


1921-33 


Polk 


10/21/1868 


5/21/1934 


25. 


Dwight H. Brown (D) 5 


1933-44 


Butler 


1/12/1887 


5/8/1 944 


26. 


Gregory C. Stockard (R) 6 


1 944-45 


Cole 


8/3/1 904 


10/1 4/1993 


27. 


Wilson Bell (D) 


1945-47 


Washington 


5/24/1 897 


5/20/1 947 


28. 


Edgar C. Nelson (D) 7 


1947-49 


Cooper 


8/1 7/1 883 


1 0/9/1 970 


29. 


Walter Hendricks Toberman (D) 5 


1 949-60 


St. Louis 


4/1 9/1879 


2/13/1960 


30. 


Robert W. Crawford (D) 8 


1960-61 


Vernon 


11/11/1926 


2/20/1991 


31. 


Warren E. Hearnes (D) 


1961-65 


Mississippi 


7/24/1 923 


8/1 6/2009 


32. 


James C. Kirkpatrick (D) 5 


1965-85 


Henry, Barton, Cole 


6/1 5/1 905 


12/26/1997 


33. 


Roy D. Blunt (R) 5 


1 985-93 


Greene 


1/1 0/1950 




34. 


Judith K. Moriarty (D) 


1 993-94 


Pettis 


2/2/1 942 




35. 


Richard Hanson (D) 9 


1994 


Cole 


2/20/1 940 




36. 


Rebecca McDowell Cook (D) 510 


1994-2001 


Cape Girardeau 


7/1 8/1950 




37. 


Matt Blunt (R) 


2001-05 


Greene 


11/20/1970 




38. 


Robin Carnahan (D) 5 


2005-2013 


Phelps 


8/4/1961 




39. 


Jason Kander (D) 


2013- 


Jackson 


5/4/1981 





Appointed when Barton resigned to become U.S. District Attorney for Missouri in September 1 821 . 

2 Richardson was the first secretary of state to be elected to the office. Prior to 1 852, secretaries of state were appointed by the governor. 
3 Unionist 

4 Oliver was elected provisional secretary of state by the Missouri State Convention on July 31,1 861 . The office had been declared va- 
cated after Governor Jackson joined the Confederacy. 
5 Some held multiple terms as secretary of state. In consideration of space, some are listed here only once. 
6 Appointed upon death of Dwight H. Brown. 
7 Appointed upon death of Wilson Bell. 
Appointed upon death of Walter H. Toberman. 
9 Appointed upon impeachment of Judith K. Moriarty. 
10 Appointed upon resignation of Richard Hanson. 



EXECUTIVE BRANCH 79 




Senator Harry Truman visit, September 1 944, Camp Crowder. 



OFFICE OF STATE AUDITOR 81 



Thomas A. Schweich 

State Auditor 

Elected November 2, 2010 
Term expires J anuary2015 



TOM SCHWEICH (Republican) was sworn in as 
Missouri's 36th state auditor in January 2011. 
Auditor Schweich is a fifth-generation Missou- 
rian and a graduate of St. Louis County Public 
Schools, Yale and Harvard Law School. Tom and 
his wife Kathy have two children, Emilie and 
Thomas Jr. 

One of Auditor Schweich's priorities is mak- 
ing information about government spending 
readily accessible to Missouri taxpayers, and he 
has implemented several initiatives to that end. In 
his first months in office, Auditor Schweich insti- 
tuted the plain-language Citizens Summary and 
a grading system to assist in the interpretation of 
audit findings. Schweich is also focused on en- 
suring governmental entities are held account- 
able for the efficient use of public funds. Soon af- 
ter taking office, he created a rapid response pro- 
gram to respond quickly to serious allegations of 
waste, fraud or abuse and a follow-up process to 
ensure audit recommendations for improvement 
are implemented, and he continues to advocate 
identifying the best practices in government and 
applying those principles across agencies as ap- 
propriate. 

Auditor Schweich has had a distinguished ca- 
reer, during which he has gained extensive expe- 
rience in conducting investigations and rooting 
out corruption in the private and public sectors. 
Schweich began his professional career at the 
law firm of Bryan Cave LLP, where he practiced 
law for over 20 years, focusing on government 
contracts, corporate internal investigations and 
audits, litigation and commercial disputes. 

In 1999 and 2000, Schweich was appointed 
chief of staff for the John Danforth special coun- 
sel investigation into the conduct of the U.S. 
government in connection with the 1993 siege of 
the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. 
Schweich then served as chief of staff to three 
United States ambassadors to the United Nations. 
There, he helped uncover the Oil-for-Food Pro- 
gram scandal and helped root out corruption at 
the United Nations. 



Later, he served as principal deputy assistant 
secretary of state and acting assistant secretary 
of state at the Bureau for International Narcotics 
and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in the State 
Department. At INL, Auditor Schweich oversaw 
the activities of 4,000 people in over 40 countries 
with an annual budget of $2.5 billion. He helped 
design and implement programs devoted to po- 
lice training, justice sector building, counternar- 
cotics, counterterrorism, anti-money laundering, 
border security and anticorruption. In his capac- 
ity as a senior U.S. international law enforcement 
official, Schweich led diplomatic missions to 
approximately 30 countries, including Pakistan, 
Nigeria, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Russia, 
Colombia, Guatemala, Poland, France, Germa- 
ny, Hungary, Japan, Mexico and Canada. 

From 2007-2008, Auditor Schweich served 
as the U.S. coordinator for counternarcotics and 
justice jeform in Afghanistan. In March 2007, 
President Bush accorded Schweich the personal 
rank of ambassador. In Afghanistan, Schweich's 
work helped curtail the opium production across 
the country and rebuild the country's legal infra- 
structure and law enforcement bodies. 

Auditor Schweich is the author of three 
books: Protect Yourself from Business Lawsuits 
(and Lawyers Like Me) (Simon & Schuster 1998), 
Crashproof Your Life (McGraw-Hill 2002) and 
Staying Power (McGraw-Hill 2003). He also re- 
corded the popular audio CD series on personal 
finance, Protect Your Wealth, published by Night- 
ingale-Conant in 2004. He has written numerous 
articles and opinion pieces on foreign policy, pol- 
itics and the economy that have appeared in The 
New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, 
the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Canada's The Globe 
and Mail and other publications from Germany 
to Japan. He has been interviewed by hundreds 
of media outlets around the world from CNN to 
BBC, and was a regular contributor to KSDK-TV 
(NBC) in St. Louis on foreign policy issues. 



82 OFFICIAL MANUAL 




Office of 
State Auditor 

72 1 State Capitol, Jefferson City 65101 

Telephone: (573) 751-4824 

Truman State Office Bldg., Room 880 

Telephone: (573) 751-4213 / TAX: (573) 751-7984 

www. a uditor. mo.gov 

Tmail: moaudit@auditor.mo.gov 

Duties 

The state auditor's office is Missouri's inde- 
pendent watchdog agency, charged with con- 
ducting audits of approximately 200 state agen- 
cies and programs, including boards, commis- 
sions, elected officials and the General Assembly. 
The state auditor is also responsible for auditing 
the state's courts (including approximately 640 
municipal divisions, 115 circuit courts, 3 courts 
of appeal, and the Missouri Supreme Court), 89 
of the state's 114 counties and the state's ex- 
penditure of federal awards, and may also audit 
school districts. Upon receipt of a petition signed 
by local voters, the state auditor also audits other 
political subdivisions. Approximately 20 petition 
audits of local government entities are performed 
each year. 

In addition to fulfilling the primary auditing 
duties of the office, the state auditor reviews all 
property tax rates set by local political subdivi- 
sions and drafts fiscal notes and fiscal note sum- 
maries for initiative petitions. The state auditor 
also examines and registers general obligation 
bonds issued by political subdivisions of the state 
to ensure each bond complies with state law. 

The powers of the state auditor are consti- 
tutional, derived from Article IV, Section 13 of 
the Missouri Constitution. Most legal duties are 
detailed in Chapter 29 of the Revised Statutes of 
Missouri. 

Audits 

Audits are performed to determine if tax dol- 
lars are being spent efficiently, economically and 
legally and to determine how well governmental 
agencies and elected officials are protecting tax- 
payers' dollars from fraud, waste and abuse. All 
audits are conducted in an impartial, nonpartisan 
manner and in accordance with government au- 
diting standards issued by the comptroller gen- 
eral of the United States. 

The state auditor's office performs financial 
and performance audits, which also include re- 




HARRY OTTO, CPA TRISH VINCENT 

Deputy State Auditor Chief of Staff 




FRANK JUNG, JD DARRELL MOORE, JD 

General Counsel Chief Litigation Counsel 



view of management practices. Financial records 
of auditees are examined to determine how the 
auditee accounted for funds under its control. The 
state auditor's office reviews the auditee's systems 
and controls to ensure taxpayer dollars are pro- 
tected. The state auditor's office also reviews the 
auditee's compliance with constitutional provi- 
sions, laws, legislative appropriation levels and 
administrative rules and the efficiency and ac- 
countability of management practices. 

Completed financial audits contain a formal 
opinion from the state auditor regarding the fair 
presentation of financial statements. A manage- 
ment advisory report listing any management 
weaknesses discovered during the audit is also 
included. Findings and recommendations in the 
management advisory report are reviewed with 
the auditee at an exit conference prior to the re- 
lease of the audit so responses from the auditee 
may be included in the final report. 

Rapid Response and Audit Follow-Up 

In early 2011, Auditor Schweich unveiled a 
rapid response program and an audit follow-up 
initiative aimed at increasing accountability in 
state government for the taxpayers of Missouri. 
The rapid response program, dubbed the Audi- 
tor's Swift Assessment Program (ASAP), focuses 



OFFICE OF STATE AUDITOR 



83 




VANESSA CHANDLER, J.D. 
Director of Communications 
and Senior Policy Advisor 



JON HALWES, CPA, CGFM 
Director of Quality Control and 
Planning 



on serious allegations of fraud, waste or abuse, 
while the follow-up program, the Auditor's Fol- 
low-up Team to Effect Recommendations (AF- 
TER), ensures audit recommendations are imple- 
mented in a timely manner. 

The rapid response and follow-up functions 
are performed by audit staff with the guidance of 
the office's chief litigation counsel. The state au- 
ditor may activate the rapid response team, ASAP, 
when there is substantial, credible evidence 
to believe that there is: (i) fraud; violation(s) of 
state or federal law, rule or regulation; signifi- 
cant misappropriation, mismanagement or waste 
of public resources; or (ii) significant risk of loss 
of confidence of the people in their government 
due to fiscal abuse or mismanagement; and (iii) 
the need for immediate action to preserve rel- 
evant evidence and/or prevent continued harm. 
The rapid response team quickly secures any 
evidence, assesses the situation and determines 
whether a full audit and/or referral to another 
agency is warranted. 

The audit follow-up program, AFTER, moni- 
tors the implementation of audit recommenda- 
tions. The state auditor's office works with audit- 
ed entities to establish a reasonable timeline for 
the implementation of audit recommendations, 
with a particular focus on those findings requir- 
ing immediate management attention. AFTER is 
responsible for following-up with audited entities 
to ensure implementation commitments are kept. 
The state auditor's office publishes an annual sta- 
tus report to track the implementation of audit 
recommendations. 



JOHN LUETKEMEYER, CPA 
Director of State Audits 



REGINA PRUITT, CPA 
Director of Local 
Government Audits 




JEFF EARL SPENCE JACKSON 

Senior Legislative Advisor Media Director 




JOAN DOERHOFF 

Special Assistant to State Auditor 



writing to PO Box 869, Jefferson City, MO 651 02 
or by calling (800) 347-8597. 



Audit Publications 

All audit reports issued by the state auditor are 
public documents. Reports are available on the 
state auditor's website and distributed electroni- 
cally to the public and members of the media. 
Citizens may sign up to receive email alerts when 
audit reports are issued by visiting the state au- 
ditor's website at www.auditor.mo.gov . Citizens 
may request paper copies of any audit report by 



Public Information and Outreach 

The state auditor announces the commence- 
ment of each new audit and regularly requests 
information from citizens, legislators and govern- 
ment employees to assist in identifying problems. 
Citizens are urged to contact the state auditor if 
they have information they believe would be use- 
ful while performing these audits. All sources of 
information are kept confidential. 



84 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Auditor Schweich is dedicated to helping Citizens can contact the state auditor's office 
government officials identify best practices and by calling the toll-free hotline at (800) 347-8597 
make lasting improvements for the taxpayers of or by emailing moaudit@auditor.mo.gov. 
Missouri. The state auditor, audit directors and 
audit managers frequently speak to groups and 
organizations on proper controls and procedures 
and the importance of compliance and transpar- 
ency in state government. 




Harry Truman on train in Jefferson City 



Gerald R. Massie 



OFFICE OF STATE AUDITOR 85 



Historical Listing, State Auditors 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1. 


William Christy (D) 


1820-21 


St. Louis 


1/1 0/1 764 


4/3/1837 


2. 


William V. Rector (D) 


1821-23 


St. Louis 


Unknown 


9/1 6/1 829 


3. 


Elias Barcroft(D) 5 


1823-33 


St. Louis 


1778 


8/26/1851 


4. 


Henry Shurlds (D) 


1833-35 


Washington 


11/21/1 796 


8/2/1 852 


5. 


Peter Garland Glover (D) 


1835-37 


Callaway 


1/14/1 792 


10/27/1851 


6. 


Hiram H. Baber (D) 5 


1837-45 


Cole 


9/1 0/1 795 


10/23/1873 


7. 


William Monroe (D) 


1845 


Morgan 


Unknown 


4/9/1 846 


8. 


James W. McDearmon (D) 


1 845-48 


St. Charles 


8/31/1805 


3/20/1 848 


9. 


George W. Miller (D) 


1 848-49 


Cole 


Unknown 


3/1 9/1879 


10. 


Wilson Brown (D) 


1 849-52 


Cape Girardeau 


8/27/1804 


8/27/1855 


11. 


Abraham Fulkerson (D) 


1852 


Cole 


Unknown 


1 0/2/1 892 


12. 


William H. Buffington (D) 


1853-61 


Cole 


Unknown 


9/26/1899 


13. 


W.S. Moseley (D) 


1861-65 


New Madrid 


Unknown 


1/3/1879 


14. 


Alonzo Thompson (R) 


1865-69 


Nodaway 


2/22/1 832 


4/9/1913 


15. 


Daniel M. Draper (R) 


1 869-73 


Montgomery 


1839 


5/26/1915 


16. 


George Boardman Clark (D) 


1873-75 


Washington 


Unknown 


12/8/1903 


17. 


Thomas Holladay (D) 5 


1875-81 


Madison 


1834 


7/31/1904 


18. 


John Walker (D) 5 


1881-89 


Howard 


Unknown 


9/30/1892 


19. 


James Monroe Seibert (D) 


1889-1901 


Cape Girardeau 


2/3/1 847 


1/23/1935 


20. 


Albert Otis Allen (D) 


1901-05 


New Madrid 


1 2/1 2/1 842 


4/4/1926 


21. 


William Werner Wilder (R) 


1 905-09 


Ste. Genevieve 


12/1 3/1857 


8/26/1930 


22. 


John Pemberton Gordon (D) 5 


1 909-1 7 


Lafayette 


4/29/1866 


3/5/1 949 


23. 


George Ernst Hackman (R) 5 


1917-25 


Warren 


8/1 0/1877 


12/29/1954 


24. 


Lorenzo Dow Thompson (R) 5 


1925-33 


Callaway 


11/22/1873 


10/1/1951 


25. 


Forrest Smith (D) 5 


1933-49 


Ray 


12/1 4/1886 


3/8/1962 


26. 


William Henry Holmes (D) 


1949-53 


Maries 


4/21/1883 


3/31/1953 


27. 


Haskell Holman (D) 1,5 


1953-71 


Randolph 


11/29/1908 


7/12/1974 


28. 


Christopher S. (Kit) Bond (R) 


1971-73 


Audrain 


3/6/1939 




29. 


John Ashcroft(R) 2 


1973-74 


Greene 


5/9/1 942 




30. 


George W. Lehr (D) 


1974-77 


Jackson 


3/1 0/1 937 


3/21/1988 


31. 


Thomas M. Keyes (D) 3 


1977-78 


Jackson 


2/4/1914 


4/3/1 987 


32. 


James Antonio (R) 5 


1 978-84 


Cole 


6/30/1939 




33. 


Margaret B. Kelly (R) 4 ' 5 


1 984-99 


Cole 


9/1 7/1935 




34. 


Claire McCaskill (D) 


1999-2007 


Jackson 


7/24/1 953 




35. 


Susan Montee (D) 6 


2007-201 1 


Buchanan 


7/06/1 959 




36. 


Thomas A. Schweich (R) 


2011- 


St. Louis 


2/1 0/1 960 





Appointed upon death of W.H. Holmes. 
Appointed upon resignation of Christopher S. Bond. 
3 Appointed upon resignation of George W. Lehr. 
"Appointed upon resignation of James Antonio. 

5 Some held multiple terms as state auditor. In consideration of space, they are listed here only once. 
Appointed upon resignation of Claire McCaskill to become U.S. Senator in November 2006. 



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OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER 87 



Clint Zweifel 

State Treasurer 

Elected November 4, 2008 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



CLINT ZWEIFEL (Democrat) was sworn in as 
Missouri's 45th state treasurer on Jan. 12, 2009, 
becoming Missouri's youngest state treasurer in 
more than a century. He was re-elected Nov. 6, 
2012, by more than 130,000 votes. 

Treasurer Zweifel's strategic priorities include 
economic investment and putting Missourians 
back to work, increasing access to high-quality 
affordable higher education and running an ef- 
ficient and accountable office. 

Since taking office, Treasurer Zweifel has 
focused on creating and retaining Missouri jobs 
by championing his 2009 jobs and economic 
development legislative package, which passed 
the legislature unanimously. The law has helped 
thousands of Missouri small businesses and farms 
by making low-interest loans available through 
the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. Addition- 
ally, new investments policies made possible by 
the 2009 law are providing taxpayers a fair re- 
turn on state investments for the first time in more 
than half a century. 

Treasurer Zweifel continues to push for in- 
creased access to affordable, quality higher 
education through MOST, Missouri's 529 Col- 
lege Savings Plan, which he leads. Under his 
leadership, use of MOST 529 has grown to an 
all-time high. In February 2011, Treasurer Zwe- 
ifel announced his administration had lowered 
management fees of MOST 529 by 44 percent — 
saving Missourians $18.5 million. More than $2 
billion is invested in more than 140,000 MOST 
accounts, each an all-time high. 

As Missouri's chief financial officer, Treasurer 
Zweifel protects taxpayer dollars. He oversees 
$24 billion in annual state revenues, directs bank- 
ing services and manages Missouri's $3.6 billion 
investment portfolio. His prudent management of 
the state's revenues and investments is critical to 
the state maintaining its AAA bond rating. 

Treasurer Zweifel is also charged with safe- 
guarding and returning $760 million in un- 
claimed property turned over to him by banks, 
businesses, insurance companies and govern- 
ment agencies. He has set records for unclaimed 
property returns each year in office, while cutting 
spending and maintaining quality customer ser- 
vice. Wait times have been cut in half due to the 
introduction of his 100 percent paperless claim 
process and email notification system. 



To protect veterans and their families, Trea- 
surer Zweifel developed and passed the Veterans 
Medal Bill of 2010. The law makes it illegal for 
unclaimed military medals held as unclaimed 
property to ever be auctioned by Treasurer Zwe- 
ifel or any future state treasurer. Additionally, the 
law allows Treasurer Zweifel to work with veter- 
ans' organizations and local museums to increase 
awareness of the unclaimed military medals and 
return them. In 2013, Treasurer Zweifel worked 
with legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass 
the Military Medal Return Bill, which better en- 
ables him to return military medals to veterans 
and their families. The new bill allows him to 
share further information about the medal owners 
on his website and with veterans' organizations. 

Treasurer Zweifel has made providing qual- 
ity, affordable housing for all Missourians a top 
priority of his administration by strategically 
tackling homelessness in Missouri. In May 2010, 
he unveiled a plan to dedicate 33 percent of all 
state housing resources to the creation of hous- 
ing specifically for those with mental illness. This 
plan has created 640 units of specialized housing 
to meet the needs of Missouri's veterans, moms, 
dads, sons and daughters. 

A transparent and accountable administra- 
tion is one of Treasurer Zweifel's core principles. 
While chair of the state's housing agency he im- 
plemented live webcasting of meetings and has 
been a watchdog for transparency on the state's 
pension fund. He strives to make as many records 
as possible from his administration available on- 
line. 

Prior to serving as state treasurer, Zweifel rep- 
resented the 78th district in the Missouri House 
of Representatives for six years. His district cov- 
ered parts of northwest St. Louis County, includ- 
ing parts of Bridgeton, Florissant and Hazelwood. 

Born Nov. 3, 1973, in St. Louis, Treasurer 
Zweifel grew up in nearby Florissant. His dad is 
a retired union carpenter and his mom is a re- 
tired hairdresser. He graduated from Hazelwood 
West High School in 1 992. Treasurer Zweifel was 
the first member of his family to attend college. 
He graduated from the University of Missouri-St. 
Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in political science 
in 1996 and a Master of Business Administration 
in 2001. 

Treasurer Zweifel resides in Columbia with 
his wife Janice who works with special needs 
children, and their two girls, Selma and Ellie. 



88 OFFICIAL MANUAL 




Office of State 
Treasurer 

Office of State Treasurer 

Room 229, State Capitol, Jefferson City 65101 

Rooms 157, 780, Harry S. Truman State Office Bldg. 

PO Box 210, Jefferson City 65102 

Telephone: (573) 751-8533 

www. treasurer, mo.gov 

Duties 

State Treasurer Clint Zweifel is Missouri's 
chief financial officer, making all investments for 
the state of Missouri. He manages its $24 billion 
in annual state revenues, its banking services and 
its $3.6 billion investment portfolio. Treasurer 
Zweifel safeguards more than $760 million in un- 
claimed property, manages a $720 million low- 
interest loan program and leads the state's 529 
college savings plan. He also serves on boards of 
a number of public entities. He is one of six state- 
wide elected officials and serves a term of four 
years. A person may only serve as state treasurer 
for two terms. 

Protecting Missouri Taxpayers: 

Banking and Investments 

As Missouri's chief financial officer, Treasurer 
Zweifel's management of state revenue and in- 
vestments is critical to maintaining the state's 
AAA bond rating. While not an official bank, he 
must authorize payments and balance accounts. 
To protect taxpayers' money, Treasurer Zweifel 
maintains a separate accounting system to pro- 
vide a check and balance on the state accounting 
system and distributes investment earnings to the 
proper funds. Treasurer Zweifel contracts with 
Missouri banks to process state receipts and dis- 
bursements; handles money and security trans- 
fers; report on the state's accounts, balances and 
payment activities; and provides related banking 
services. Bidding for state banking services con- 
tracts is open to all qualifying Missouri banks. 

Treasurer Zweifel determines the amount of 
state funds not needed for current operating ex- 
penses and invests those funds in interest-bearing 
time deposits in Missouri banks, U.S. Treasury 
and federal agency securities, repurchase agree- 
ments, banker's acceptances and top-rated com- 
mercial paper. Safety is Treasurer Zweifel's No. 1 
priority in the investment of the public's funds. 
Treasurer Zweifel has an average of $3.6 billion 
invested daily. 




ANGIE HEFFNER ROBYN 
Deputy State Treasurer 




MICHAEL MOOREFIELD 
Director of Policy and 
Legislative Affairs 




NICOLE HACKMANN 
Director of Banking 




MEGHAN LEWIS 

Director of Communications 




BRUCE RING 
Director of Investments 




SCOTT HARPER 
Director of Unclaimed 
Property and General Services 



Helping Missouri Farmers and 
Entrepreneurs: Missouri Linked 
Deposit Program 

The Missouri Linked Deposit Program pro- 
vides low-interest loans to small businesses and 
farms through partnerships with qualified Mis- 
souri lenders. Loan savings are usually 30 percent 
to the borrower. There is a $720 million statutory 
cap for the program. The loans can be used by 
small businesses with fewer than 1 00 employees, 
agricultural operations, beginning farmers, busi- 
nesses adding jobs, entities making alternative 
energy investments, multi-family housing devel- 



OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER 89 



opments and local governments making commu- 
nity improvements. 

This program was expanded by Treasurer 
Zweifel through his 2009 jobs and economic 
development legislative package. The legislation 
enhanced program eligibility to incentivize job 
creation, job retention and community reinvest- 
ment. Since taking office in 2009, Treasurer Zwe- 
ifel has approved more than $1 .4 billion in loans 
impacting 25,000 jobs and farmers. Of that, $264 
million in loans were approved that would not 
have been allowed before Treasurer Zweifel de- 
veloped and worked to pass his 2009 jobs and 
economic development package that allows 
more farmers and business to qualify for loans. 

In May 201 1, Treasurer Zweifel implemented 
the Harmed-Area Emergency Loan Priority sys- 
tem, or HELP. HELP provides 24-hour loan ap- 
proval for counties dealing with disasters. Since 
its inception, nearly $73 million in loans have 
been approved for those affected by natural di- 
sasters. 

Financial institutions and borrowers should 
visit www.treasurer.mo.gov to learn more about 
the program. Borrowers can find a list with more 
than 130 participating lenders and 350 branches 
throughout Missouri. The application process has 
been streamlined and takes about one week to 
complete. 

Returning Missourians' Money: 

Unclaimed Property 

Treasurer Zweifel is responsible for Un- 
claimed Property: Missouri's Largest Lost and 
Found. State law requires financial institutions, 
insurance companies, public agencies and other 
business entities to turn over assets that belong 
to a customer, client, employee or other owner 
if there have been no documented transactions 
or contact with the owner for five or more years. 
Treasurer Zweifel operates an aggressive program 
to return unclaimed assets to the original own- 
ers or their legal heirs. He set unclaimed property 
records during fiscal year 201 3 by returning more 
than $39.5 million to 1 35,000 account owners. 

Most unclaimed property consists of cash from 
bank accounts, stocks, bonds and contents of safe 
deposit boxes that have been abandoned. It also 
can include uncollected insurance policy pro- 
ceeds, government refunds, utility deposits and 
wages from past jobs. Unclaimed property does 
not include real property such as land or houses, 
or personal property such as cars or boats. 

Treasurer Zweifel is dedicated to protecting 
the military medals and honors turned over to 
his office in safe deposit boxes. When Treasurer 
Zweifel took office, he found that unclaimed 
military medals were being sold as part of the 




SARAH SWOBODA NICK HENDERSON 

General Counsel Special Projects Coordinator 




DEBBIE SCHERTZER 
Executive Assistant 



statutorily required unclaimed property auctions. 
He immediately put a stop to this practice and 
set to work on legislation that would ensure no 
future treasurer could sell medals either. In June 
of 2010, the Veterans Medal Bill was signed into 
law after passing through the House and Senate 
unanimously. 

In June 2011, Treasurer Zweifel placed the 
first Unclaimed Property military medals on dis- 
play as part of a partnership with the Missouri 
State Museum made possible by the Veterans 
Medal Bill. The Distinguished Service Cross and 
French Cross of War earned by a World War I 
doctor represent the hundreds of servicemen 
and women who have sacrificed for the state of 
Missouri and our country. Treasurer Zweifel con- 
tinues to work with veterans' organizations and 
museums to locate and preserve the medals and 
honors that remain in his care. 

Building off of his initial efforts, Treasurer 
Zweifel worked with the legislature in 2013 to 
pass the Military Medal Return Act. Passed with 
strong bipartisan support, this bill allows him to 
share further information about the owners of the 
medals on his website and with veterans' orga- 
nizations. 

Treasurer Zweifel currently holds more than 
$760 million in unclaimed property in more than 
4.5 million owner accounts. All unclaimed prop- 



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erty is held in trust forever and may be claimed 
at any time. To recover unclaimed property, 
claimants must be either the original owner of 
the property or a legal heir. Treasurer Zweifel 
provides all services free of charge. Individuals 
can check to see if Treasurer Zweifel is holding 
unclaimed property that may belong to them, 
sign up for email notifications and file paperless 
claims at www.showmemoney.com . 

Building Access to an Affordable Col- 
lege Education: MOST-Missouri's 529 
College Savings Plan 

Treasurer Zweifel chairs the Missouri Higher 
Education Savings Program Board, which over- 
sees MOST-Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan. 
Developed in 1999, MOST 529 encourages Mis- 
souri families to save for higher education while 
taking advantage of significant federal and state 
tax benefits. Accounts can be opened through 
the do-it-yourself, direct-sold MOST 529 Plan or 
through the advisor-sold MOST 529 Plan with as 
little as $25 or $15 through payroll deduction. 
Contributions of up to $8,000 ($16,000 for mar- 
ried couples) annually can be deducted from 
Missouri income taxes, and all earnings are free 
of federal and state income taxes for qualified 
withdrawals. Funds from MOST 529 accounts 
can be used to pay for all eligible educational 
expenses at virtually any two-year or four-year 
college or university, vocational, technical or 
professional school anywhere in the country. As 
of July 201 3, MOST 529 has more than $2 billion 
in assets, with more than 140,000 account own- 
ers, each an all-time high. 



To open a direct-sold MOST 529, call toll free: 
(888) 41 4-MOST ((800) 41 4-6678), or visit www. 
missourimost.org. To open a MOST 529 advisor- 
sold account, contact your financial advisor, call 
1-800-617-5097 or visit www.most529advisor. 
com. 

Representing Taxpayers: Boards and 
Commissions 

Treasurer Zweifel serves on the governing 
boards of four large public entities: the Missouri 
Housing Development Commission, which as- 
sists in the creation of affordable housing for Mis- 
sourians; the Missouri State Employees' Retire- 
ment System, which manages retirement funds 
for more than 1 05,000 state employees and re- 
tirees; the Board of Fund Commissioners, which 
issues, redeems and cancels state general obli- 
gation bonds and other debt; and the Missouri 
Higher Education Savings Program Board, which 
oversees MOST-Missouri's 529 College Savings 
Plan. Treasurer Zweifel also serves on the Mis- 
souri Cultural Trust Board. 

Staying Accountable to Missouri Tax 
Payers 

Treasurer Zweifel is committed to a transpar- 
entand accountable administration. He maintains 
an open government portal at www.treasurer. 
mo.gov/opengovernment.aspx. Citizens may ac- 
cess investment returns, office policies, meeting 
minutes and other public information through 
this portal. Sunshine requests may also be filed 
electronically through the site. 



OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER 91 



Historical Listing, State Treasurers 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1 . 


John Peter Didier (D) 


1820-21 


St. Louis 


Unknown 


8/25/1 823 


2. 


Nathaniel Simonds (D) 1 


1821-29 


St. Louis 


1775 


4/7/1 850 


3. 


James Earickson (D) 


1829-33 


Howard 


1 792 


1844 


4. 


John Walker (D) 


1833-38 


Cole 


1 0/1 7/1 772 


5/26/1838 


5. 


Abraham McClellan (D) 


1838-43 


Jackson 


1775 


9/1 8/1851 


6. 


Peter Garland Glover (D) 1 


1843-51 


Cole 


1/14/1 792 


10/27/1851 


7. 


Alfred William Morrison (D) 1 


1851-61 


Howard 


1 1/25/1802 


8/24/1 883 


8. 


George Caleb Bingham (D) 1,2 


1 862-65 


Jackson 


3/20/181 1 


7/7/1879 


9. 


William Bishop (R) 


1 865-69 


Clark 


1822 


5/2/1879 


10. 


William Quintilis Dallmeyer (R) 


1869-71 


Gasconade 


10/23/1829 


3/1 5/1 908 


11. 


Samuel Hays (R) 


1871-73 


Buchanan 


Unknown 


1 0/8/1 897 


12. 


Harvey Wallis Salmon (D) 


1873-75 


Henry 


2/26/1839 


4/27/1 927 


13. 


Joseph Wayne Mercer (D) 


1875-77 


Jackson 


2/25/1 846 


3/13/1906 


14. 


Elijah Gates (D) 


1877-81 


Buchanan 


1827 


3/4/1915 


15. 


Phillip Edward Chappel (D) 


1881-85 


Cole 


8/1 8/1837 


2/23/1908 


1 6. 


James Monroe Seibert (D) 


1 885-89 


Cape Girardeau 


12/3/1 847 


1/23/1935 


1 7. 


Edward T. Noland (D) 


1 889-90 


Cape Girardeau 


3/24/1 847 


6/20/1 926 


18. 


Lon Vest Stephens (D) 


1890-97 


Cooper 


12/1/1855 


1/1 0/1 923 


19. 


Frank Littleton Pitts (D) 


1897-1901 


Monroe 


4/25/1 841 


2/4/1 905 


20. 


Robert Prewitt Williams (D) 


1901-05 


Howard 


9/8/1841 


7/11/1910 


21. 


Jacob Friedrich Gmelich (R) 


1 905-09 


Cooper 


7/23/1839 


2/21/1914 


22. 


James Cowgill (D) 


1 909-1 3 


Jackson 


4/2/1 848 


1/20/1 922 


23. 


Edwin P. Deal (D) 


1913-1 7 


Mississippi 


4/1 9/1 859 


1 2/1 0/1 945 


24. 


George H. Middlekamp (D) 


191 7-21 


Warren 


4/20/1880 


1 0/5/1 966 


25. 


Lorenzo Dow Thompson (R) 


1921-25 


Callaway 


1 1/22/1873 


10/1/1951 


26. 


C. Eugene Stephens (R) 


1925-29 


St. Louis 


12/20/1889 


6/25/1970 


27. 


Larry Brunk (R) 


1929-33 


Lawrence 


2/9/1 883 


1 1/22/1956 


28. 


Richard R. Nacy (D) 


1933-37 


Cole 


1 1/7/1895 


1/1 0/1961 


29. 


Robert William Winn (D) 


1937-41 


Ralls 


6/9/1 895 


8/1 3/1 948 


30. 


Wilson Bell (D) 


1941-45 


Washington 


5/24/1 897 


5/20/1 947 


31. 


Robert William Winn (D) 


1 945-48 


Ralls 


6/9/1 895 


8/1 3/1 948 


32. 


Richard R. Nacy (D) 3 


1 948-49 


Cole 


1 1/7/1895 


1/1 0/1961 


33. 


Mount Etna Morris (D) 


1949-53 


Grundy 


9/1/1900 


7/8/1 988 


34. 


George Hubert Bates (D) 


1953-57 


Lafayette 


1 2/8/1 884 


7/22/1 978 


35. 


Mount Etna Morris (D) 


1957-61 


Grundy 


9/1/1900 


7/8/1 988 


36. 


Milton Carpenter (D) 


1961-65 


St. Louis City 


3/4/1 905 


1 1/1 9/1996 


37. 


Mount Etna Morris (D) 


1 965-69 


Grundy 


9/1/1900 


7/8/1 988 


38. 


William Edmond Robinson (D) 


1 969-73 


Cole 


6/1/1920 


1 0/1 6/1 992 


39. 


James 1. Spainhower (D) 1 


1973-81 


Cole 


8/3/1928 




40. 


Mel Carnahan (D) 


1981-85 


Phelps 


2/11/1934 


10/1 6/2000 


41. 


Wendell Bailey (R) 1 


1 985-93 


Howell 


7/31/1 940 




42. 


Bob Holden (D) 1 


1993-2001 


Shannon 


8/24/1 949 




43. 


Nancy Farmer (D) 


2001-05 


St. Louis City 


9/11/1956 




44. 


Sarah Steelman (R) 


2005-09 


Phelps 


5/3/1958 




45. 


Clint Zweifel (D) 1 


2009- 


St. Louis 


11/3/1973 





'Some held multiple terms as state treasurer. In consideration of space, they are listed here only once. 

2 Bingham was appointed state treasurer by provisional Governor Gamble when Morrison refused to take a loyalty oath. 

3 Appointed upon the death of Robert William Winn. 



OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL 93 



Chris Koster 

Attorney General 

Elected November 4, 2008 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



CHRIS KOSTER (Democrat) was sworn in as the 
41 st attorney general for Missouri on January 1 2, 
2009. Since becoming attorney general, Koster 
has focused efforts on detecting and prosecut- 
ing Medicaid fraud, cracking down on fraudulent 
auto service contract businesses, using Missouri's 
legal authority to protect our water resources, 
educating young people about Internet safety 
and making local public officials aware of their 
obligations under Missouri's open records laws. 

Through the office's Consumer Protection Di- 
vision, Koster is working to focus efforts on the 
biggest threats to consumers. Early in his term, 
as the state and nation were deep in a housing- 
foreclosure crisis, the attorney general demanded 
a "zero tolerance" campaign against businesses 
that promised foreclosure relief without deliver- 
ing services, as well as against businesses that 
used deceptive practices to entice consumers to 
refinance. The attorney general also is aggres- 
sively targeting businesses that violate Missouri's 
no-call list, pursuing substantial penalties against 
them. 

The attorney general also has established a 
permanent unit in his office to focus on shutting 
down and prosecuting substandard dog breeders 
to improve Missouri's reputation and the treat- 
ment of dogs in the state. 

Before his election as attorney general, Koster 
represented the 31st district in the Missouri Sen- 
ate from 2004 to 2008, which covers Cass, John- 
son, Bates and Vernon counties. 

During his time in the General Assembly, 
Koster played key roles in the debates over stem 
cell research, tort reform and the elimination of 
Medicaid fraud. Additionally, in 2006, Koster 
successfully carried legislation in the Senate to 
dramatically overhaul Missouri's eminent domain 
laws. 

Prior to his election to the Missouri Senate in 
2004, Koster served as prosecuting attorney of 
Cass County for 10 years. He was first elected 
prosecutor in 1994 and was subsequently re- 
elected in 1998 and 2002 by wide margins. As 



prosecutor, Koster supervised a staff of 20 indi- 
viduals dedicated to enforcing Missouri's crimi- 
nal laws in Cass County. His office also served 
as the civil counsel for all non-criminal matters 
before the county government. 

During his tenure, Koster supervised litigation 
in approximately 20,000 cases. He led investiga- 
tions into many of Kansas City's most notorious 
criminal cases, including the investigation and 
prosecution of serial killer John E. Robinson. He 
has developed extensive trial experience and 
has argued and won cases before the Missouri 
Supreme Court. He played a leading role in the 
construction of the Cass County Justice Center, 
which opened in 2002 in Harrisonville. 

Koster is active in his community. He has 
served on the Missouri Sentencing Advisory 
Commission and our state's Bioterrorism Task 
Force. Additionally, Koster has served as a direc- 
tor of the Missouri Association of Prosecuting 
Attorneys, a member of the U.S. Attorney's Anti- 
Terrorism Task Force and director of the Hope 
Haven Women's Shelter. In 2002, Ingram's mag- 
azine named Koster "one of Kansas City's most 
influential citizens under 40 years old." In 2004, 
the Kansas City Business Journal named Koster to 
its list of Kansas City's best attorneys. On mul- 
tiple occasions, he has been included among 
Missouri's most influential lawyers by Missouri 
Lawyers Weekly. 

Prior to becoming prosecuting attorney, 
Koster practiced law with the Kansas City law 
firm of Blackwell Sanders from 1 993 to 1 994. He 
also served as a Missouri Assistant Attorney Gen- 
eral from 1991 to 1993. 

Koster was born and raised in St. Louis. After 
graduating from St. Louis University High School 
in 1 982, he received a liberal arts degree from the 
University of Missouri-Columbia in 1 987 and his 
law degree from University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia School of Law in 1991. Additionally, Koster 
earned a Masters in Business Administration from 
Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. 



94 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Office of 
Attorney 
General 



Supreme Court Building 

PO Box 899, Jefferson City 65102 

Telephone: (573) 751-3321 / FAX: (573) 751-0774 

www.ago.mo.gov 

Email: ag@ago.mo.gov 

The attorney general is the attorney for the 
state, representing the legal interests of Missouri 
and its state agencies. 

As the state's chief legal officer, the attorney 
general must prosecute or defend all appeals to 
which the state is a party, including every felony 
criminal case appealed to the Missouri Supreme 
Court and Courts of Appeal. The attorney general 
also is required to institute, in the name and on 
behalf of the state, all civil suits and other pro- 
ceedings that are necessary to protect the state's 
rights, interests or claims. The attorney general 
may appear, interplead, answer or defend any 
proceedings that involve the state's interests or 
appear on behalf of the state in declaratory judg- 
ment proceedings when the constitutionality of a 
statute is challenged. 

The attorney general also renders official opin- 
ions to the executive and legislative branches and 
the county prosecuting attorneys on questions of 
law relating to their duties. The attorney general 
may institute quo warranto proceedings against 
anyone unlawfully holding office or move to oust 
any public official for malfeasance in office. 

The attorney general's office was created in 
1806 when Missouri was part of the Louisiana 
Territory. The first Missouri Constitution in 1820 
provided for an appointed attorney general, but 
since the 1865 Constitution, the attorney general 
has been elected. 

By law, the attorney general is a member of 
the Board of Fund Commissioners, the Board of 
Public Buildings, the Governor's Committee on 
Interstate Cooperation, the Missouri Highway 
Reciprocity Commission and the Missouri Hous- 
ing Development Commission. 

To fulfill these and other responsibilities, the 
attorney general's office is organized into eight 
divisions. 




JOE DANDURAND 
Deputy Attorney General 



JOAN GUMMELS 
General Counsel 




RHONDA MEYER 
Deputy Chief of Staff 



RONALD HOLLIGER 
Senior Counsel 



Agriculture and Environment Division 

The Agriculture and Environment Division ag- 
gressively protects Missouri's natural resources 
and agricultural productivity. The division's at- 
torneys take legal action to stop pollution, seek 
monetary fines and penalties and, in the most 
serious cases, to criminally prosecute those who 
violate Missouri's environmental laws. 

The division works to protect and enhance 
agriculture and the quality of life for rural Mis- 
sourians by enforcing Missouri's agricultural laws 
and advocating responsible public policy. The 



OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL 95 



NANCI GONDER ERIC SLUSHER 

Press Secretary Press Secretary 

attorney general protects the state's interests in 
the Missouri River and other valuable resources, 
including state parks and waterways such as the 
Meramec River and White River basin. 

Division attorneys represent the Department 
of Natural Resources and its constituent boards 
and commissions, as well as the Department of 
Agriculture, in hundreds of active enforcement 
cases and administrative appeals. The division 
also cooperates with the U.S. Environmental Pro- 
tection Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice 
and the U.S. Attorney's Office to enforce state 
and federal environmental laws. 

Consumer Protection Division 

The attorney general has the responsibility of 
protecting the public's interests in an open and 
honest marketplace. The Consumer Protection 
Division enforces Missouri's Consumer Protec- 
tion Act and antitrust laws, and has the respon- 
sibility of representing the commissioner of secu- 
rities of the secretary of state's office. Missouri's 
consumer protection statutes prohibit deception, 
fraud, unfair practices and misrepresentation or 
concealment of material facts in the sale or ad- 
vertisement of goods or services. These laws au- 
thorize the attorney general to take action against 
such fraud and ensure consumers' rights are pro- 
tected. 

The division also has an active consumer edu- 
cation program. Consumers can file complaints 
or obtain information by calling the Attorney 
General's Consumer Hotline at (800) 392-8222 
or online at www.ago.A770.gov. The division re- 
ceives more than 90,000 consumer complaints 
and inquiries each year. 

Under Missouri antitrust laws, the attorney 
general has the authority to represent the state 
or any of its political subdivisions, public agen- 
cies, school districts or municipalities in actions 
to prohibit monopolies and trade restraints. The 
attorney general also may act under federal an- 
titrust statutes to bring civil actions in the name 



JACK McMANUS JOE BINDBEUTEL 

Chief Counsel, Agriculture and Chief Counsel 

Environment Division Consumer Protection Division 




SHAUN MACKELPRANG 
Chief Counsel 
Criminal Division 



of the state and on behalf of Missouri residents 
to recover damages for injuries caused by certain 
antitrust violations. 

The attorney general is the state's chief pros- 
ecutor for securities fraud, and may initiate legal 
actions for civil injunctive relief, penalties and 
restitution under the Missouri Merchandising 
Practices Law. Attorneys in this division also pro- 
tect Missourians by enforcing compliance with 
state laws by trusts, foundations and nonprofit 
corporations. 

The No Call program to reduce unwanted 
telemarketing calls also is under the Consumer 
Protection Division. Missourians may register for 
No Call by calling (866) BUZZOFF ((866) 289- 
9633) or online at www.ago.A770.gov. 

Criminal Division 

The attorney general represents the state in 
every felony case appealed to the Supreme Court 
of Missouri and Missouri Court of Appeals. Each 
year, attorneys in the Criminal Division brief and 
argue more than 700 cases in the Missouri Court 
of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court. 
Division attorneys also assist local and state au- 
thorities with extraditions to and from Missouri of 
those charged in criminal cases. 



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Financial Services Division 

The Financial Services Division protects Mis- 
sourians by recouping money owed to the state or 
state agencies, including providing collection ser- 
vices to several divisions of the attorney general's 
office and more than 40 other state agencies. Di- 
vision attorneys also take legal action to establish, 
maintain and modify child support obligations 
and work to recover money owed by inmates to 
reimburse the state for the cost of their care. 



Governmental Affairs Division 

The Governmental Affairs Division protects 
the safety and well-being of Missourians by en- 
suring regulated professionals adhere to state 
laws and disciplinary rules by enforcing state 
ethics and campaign finance laws and enforc- 
ing penalties against nursing homes for violating 
standards of care and removing caregivers who 
abuse or neglect vulnerable citizens. They also 
help mentally ill and physically challenged Mis- 
sourians obtain guardians to help obtain care. 

The division provides legal representation to 
state officers — including the secretary of state, 
treasurer and auditor — as well as several state 
agencies, including the departments of health 
and senior services, mental health and social ser- 
vices; the Missouri Ethics Commission; the Health 
Facilities Review Committee; and more than 30 
professional licensing boards. Division attorneys 
also defend constitutional challenges to state 
laws and ballot issues. Division attorneys enforce 
the provisions of the tobacco Master Settlement 
Agreement, which has brought in more than $1 .5 
billion to the state as of April 2009. Attorneys in 
the division also address questions from the pub- 
lic, from government officials and from the media 
about Missouri's open meetings and records law, 
commonly known as the Sunshine Law. 

Labor Division 

The Labor Division provides general counsel 
and litigation services for the Missouri Depart- 
ment of Labor and Industrial Relations and its of- 
ficers and agencies. The division also represents 
the state in crime victims' claims and workers' 
compensation cases of state employees, includ- 
ing claims involving the Second Injury Fund. 

Litigation Division 

Litigation division attorneys handle major and 
complex litigation for Missouri, providing legal 
defense to state officials, state agencies and their 
employees. Cases in the division include damage 
claims, contract actions, class-action lawsuits, 
employment issues, constitutional challenges, 




GREG PERRY 
Chief Counsel 
Financial Services Division 




ROCHELLE REEVES 
Chief Counsel 
Labor Division 



PATRICIA CHURCHILL 
Chief Counsel 

Governmental Affairs Division 



JOEL POOLE 
Chief Counsel 
Litigation Division 



suits seeking injunctive relief and other types of 
civil litigation. 

The division defends the state in lawsuits 
brought by inmates of Missouri's correctional fa- 
cilities. Division attorneys also defend constitu- 
tional challenges to state laws and ballot issues. 
Attorneys in the litigation division defend lawsuits 
filed against the police boards and the police offi- 
cers of the cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo. 

The division also represents the Missouri 
Commission on Human Rights in cases before 
the Administrative Hearing Commission and in 
all subsequent court actions. The division en- 
forces the Missouri Human Rights Act and takes 
action on behalf of Missouri citizens in discrimi- 
nation cases. The division enforces state interests 
regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and 
the Federal Fair Housing Act. 

Finally, the division protects and enforces 
workers' rights in Missouri under the prevailing 
wage and minimum wage laws, and Missouri's 
unauthorized workers law. 

Public Safety Division 

The Public Safety Division is involved in a 
wide range of criminal prosecutions at the trial 



OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL 97 



level. The division's special prosecution unit 
prosecutes or assists in the prosecution of cases 
throughout Missouri, many of them homicide 
cases. In 2010, division attorneys had more than 
483 active special prosecutions throughout the 
state's 1 14 counties and the City of St. Louis. The 
unit also specializes in handling criminal cases 
involving the manufacture, sale or possession of 
methamphetamine. 

The Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit pros- 
ecutes fraud or misconduct involving workers' 
compensation, and the Medicaid Fraud Control 
Unit prosecutes cases involving fraud of the state 
Medicaid program by health professionals and 
prosecutes abuse or neglect of Medicaid recipi- 
ents by caregivers. 

The division's High Technology and Comput- 
er Crime Unit assists local law enforcement with 
investigations and prosecutions of computer and 
Internet crime cases. The Sexually Violent Preda- 
tor Unit seeks the civil commitment of sexual 
predators who suffer from a mental abnormality 
making them more likely to commit additional 
predatory acts of sexual violence. 

Attorneys in the division also serve as legal 
counsel for the Department of Public Safety, the 
Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Missouri State 




SUSAN BORESI 
Chief Council 
Public Safety Division 



Water Patrol and other state law enforcement 
agencies, and represent those agencies in all civil 
litigation to which they are a party. Division at- 
torneys also defend the state in all habeas corpus 
actions filed by prison inmates in state and fed- 
eral courts. Each year they litigate some 500 fed- 
eral habeas corpus actions in the federal district 
courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and 
the U.S. Supreme Court. 



98 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Historical Listing, Attorneys General 





Name and (Party) 


Term 


County 


Born 


Died 


1 . 


Edward Bates (D) 


1820-21 


St. Louis 


9/4/1 793 


3/25/1869 


2. 


Rufus Easton (D) 


1821-26 


St. Louis 


3/4/1 774 


7/5/1 834 


3. 


Robert William Wells (D) 


1826-36 


St. Charles 


1 1/29/1 795 


9/22/1861 


4. 


William Barclay Napton (D) 


1836-39 


Howard 


1808 


1/8/1883 


5. 


Samuel Mansfield Bay (D) 


1839-45 


Cole 


1810 


7/1 849 


6. 


Benjamin F. Stringfellow (D) 


1 845-49 


Chariton 


9/3/1816 


4/25/1891 


7. 


William A. Robards (D) 


1849-51 


Boone 


5/3/1817 


9/3/1851 


8. 


James B. Gardenhire (Whig) 


1851-57 


Buchanan 


1821 


2/20/1862 


9. 


Ephraim B. Ewing (D) 


1857-58 


Ray 


5/1819 


6/2/1873 


10. 


J. Proctor Knott (D) 


1858-61 


Scotland 


8/29/1830 


6/1 8/1911 


11. 


Aikman Welch (D) 1 


1861-64 


Johnson 


5/25/1 827 


7/28/1864 


12. 


Thomas Theodore Crittenden (D) 2 


1864 


Johnson 


1/22/1832 


5/29/1909 


13. 


Robert Franklin Wingate (D) 


1865-69 


St. Louis 


1/24/1 822 


1 1/1 2/1897 


14. 


Horace B. Johnson (R) 


1869-71 


Cole 


8/1 4/1 842 


3/30/1904 


15. 


Andrew Jackson Baker (R) 3 


1871-72 


Schuyler 


6/6/1 832 


4/23/191 1 


1 6. 


Henry Clay Ewing (D) 


1873-75 


Cole 


8/1 5/1 828 


3/22/1 907 


1 7. 


John A. Hockaday (D) 


1875-77 


Callaway 


1837 


1 1/20/1903 


18. 


Jackson Leonidas Smith (D) 


1877-81 


Cole 


1/31/1837 


1 1/1 3/1908 


19. 


Daniel Harrison Mclntyre (D) 


1881-85 


Audrain 


5/5/1 833 


1/1/1910 


20. 


Banton Gallitin Boone (D) 


1 885-89 


Henry 


10/23/1838 


2/11/1900 


21. 


John McKee Wood (D) 


1 889-93 


Clark 


8/8/1 850 


1/24/1 926 


22. 


Robert Franklin Walker (D) 


1893-97 


Morgan 


1 1/29/1850 


1 1/1 9/1930 


23. 


Edward Coke Crow (D) 


1897-1905 


Jasper 


12/1 9/1861 


5/9/1 945 


24. 


Herbert Spencer Hadley (R) 


1 905-09 


Jackson 


2/20/1872 


12/1/1 927 


25. 


Elliott Woolfolk Major (D) 


1 909-1 3 


Pike 


10/20/1864 


7/9/1 949 


26. 


JohnTull Barker (D) 


1913-1 7 


Macon 


8/2/1877 


12/7/1958 


27. 


Frank Winton McAllister (D) 


191 7-21 


Monroe 


1/26/1873 


6/11/1 948 


28. 


Jesse W. Barrett (R) 


1921-25 


Lewis 


3/1 7/1 884 


1 1/1 2/1953 


29. 


Robert William Otto (R) 4 


1925 


Franklin 


12/25/1892 


5/5/1977 


30. 


North Todd Gentry (R) 


1925-28 


Boone 


3/2/1 866 


9/1 8/1 944 


31. 


Stratton Shartel (R) 


1928-33 


Newton 


12/25/1895 


2/2/1956 


32. 


Roy M. McKittrick (D)5 


1933-45 


Chariton 


8/24/1 888 


1/22/1961 


33. 


Jonathan E. (Buck) Taylor (D) 5 


1945-53 


Livingston 


11/26/1906 


12/27/1981 


34. 


John M. Dalton (D) 


1953-61 


Dunklin 


11/9/1900 


7/7/1972 


35. 


Thomas F. Eagleton (D) 


1961-65 


St. Louis City 


9/4/1929 


3/4/2007 


36. 


Norman H. Anderson (D) 


1 965-69 


St. Louis 


3/24/1 924 


6/1 6/1 997 


37. 


John C. Danforth (R) 


1969-77 


St. Louis, Cole 


9/5/1936 




38. 


John D. Ashcroft (R) 


1977-85 


Greene 


5/9/1 942 




39. 


William L. Webster (R) 5 


1 985-93 


Jasper 


9/1 7/1 953 




40. 


Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon (D) 5 


1993-2009 


Jefferson 


2/13/1956 




41. 


Chris Koster (D) 5 


2009- 


Cass 


8/31/1964 





^elch was appointed attorney general by provisional Governor Gamble when Knott refused to take a loyalty oath. 
2 Crittenden was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Aikman Welsh, who died in office. Crittenden only served until the end of that 
year. 

3 Baker ran and was elected as a Liberal Republican. 
4 Otto left office to become a Supreme Court Judge. 

5 Some held multiple terms as attorney general. In consideration of space, some are listed here only once. 

Note: Like other state offices, except governor and lieutenant governor, the attorney general's office was filled by appointment from 
1820-1852. The offices then became elective for four-year terms. They changed to two-year elective terms in 1868, and changed 
back to four-year elective terms in 1 875. 



Chapter 3 

Federal Government 




100 OFFICIAL MANUAL 




United States 
Government 

Executive Branch 

Barack H. Obama, President of the United States 
The White House 

1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20500 
Telephone: (202) 456-1414 
www. whitehouse.gov 

The president and the vice president of the 
United States are elected every four years by a ma- 
jority of votes cast in the Electoral College. These 
votes are cast by delegates from each state who 
traditionally vote in accordance with the majority 
of the state's voters. States have as many electoral 
college votes as they have congressional del- 
egates. Missouri has 10 electoral college votes — 
one for each of the eight U.S. Congress districts 
and two for the state's two seats in the U.S. Senate. 

The president is the chief executive of the Unit- 
ed States, with powers to command the armed 
forces, control foreign policy, grant reprieves and 
pardons, make certain appointments, execute all 
laws passed by Congress and present the admin- 
istration's budget. The president earns $400,000 
annually, with an allowance for expenses. 

The vice president is selected by members of 
each national political committee and runs on 
the same ticket for the same term as the presi- 
dent. The vice president assumes the presidency 
if the president dies or resigns from the office, is 
incapacitated to the extent that he or she cannot 
exercise presidential duties for an extended pe- 
riod or is impeached. The vice president presides 
over the functions of the U.S. Senate and acts 
as emissary of the president. The vice president 
earns $231,900 annually. 

The tradition of the Cabinet dates back to the 
beginnings of the presidency itself. Established in 
Article II, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, the 
Cabinet's role is to advise the president on any 
subject he or she may require relating to the du- 
ties of each member's respective office. It is made 
up of 15 cabinet members (or secretaries) who 
have the responsibility to operate each depart- 
ment. Secretaries are appointed by the president 
and serve at his or her pleasure. Cabinet secretar- 
ies earn $199,700 annually. 



Members, President Obama's Cabinet 

Joseph R. Biden, Vice President 

www. whitehouse.gov/ vicepresident 
John Kerry, Secretary of State 

www.state.gov 
Jack Lew, Secretary, Department of the Treasury 

www. treasury.gov 
Chuck Hagel, Secretary, Department of Defense 

www. defense.gov 
Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General, Department 

of Justice 

www.usdoj.gov 
Sally Jewell, Secretary, Department of the Interior 

www.doi.gov 
Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary, Department of 

Agriculture 

www.usda.gov 
Penny Pritzker, Secretary, Department of 

Commerce 

www. commerce.gov 
Thomas E. Perez, Secretary, Department of Labor 

www.dol.gov 
Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, Department of 

Health and Human Services 

www.hhs.gov 
Shaun L.S. Donovan, Secretary, Department of 

Housing and Urban Development 

www.hud.gov 
Anthony Foxx, Secretary, Department of 

Transportation 

www.dot.gov 
Ernest Moniz, Secretary, Department of Energy 

www. energy.gov 
Arne Duncan, Secretary, Department of Education 

www.ed.gov 
Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary, Department of 

Veterans Affairs 

www.va.gov 
Rand Beers, Acting Secretary, Department of 

Homeland Security 

www.dhs.gov 

In addition to secretaries of the cabinet, the 
president maintains a White House staff of advis- 
ers who serve at his pleasure. 

President Obama's Executive Officers 
with Cabinet Rank 

Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff 

www. whitehouse.gov 
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, Environmental 

Protection Agency 

www.epa.gov 
Sylvia Burwell, Director, Office of Management 

and Budget 

www. whitehouse.gov/omb 
Michael Froman, Ambassador, United States 
Trade Representative 

www.ustr.gov 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 101 



Samantha Power, Ambassador, United States 

Mission to the United Nations 

www. usun.state.gov 
Jason Furman, Chair, Council of Economic 

Advisers 

www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea 
Jeanne Hulit, Acting Administrator, Small 
Business Administration 

www.sba.gov 

Legislative Branch 

www.house.gov / www.senate.gov 

The U.S. Constitution provides for two legisla- 
tive houses, known as the Congress. The Senate 
is composed of 100 members; two senators are 
elected from each state. The House of Represen- 
tatives is composed of 435 members; the num- 
ber of representatives is determined based on the 
population of each state. 

Senators must be at least 30 years of age and 
be residents of the United States for at least nine 
years. They also must reside in the state they are 
elected to represent. Senators serve terms of six 
years, with one-third of the Senate membership 
elected every two years. Senators earn $1 74,000 
annually, plus expenses. 

Representatives must be at least 25 years of 
age and must have been residents of the United 
States for at least seven years. They also must re- 
side in the state they represent. Representatives 
serve two-year terms and earn $174,000 annu- 
ally, plus expenses. 

Congress is in session for two years, begin- 
ning on January 3 of each year unless another 
date is specified. The presiding officer of the Sen- 
ate is the vice president of the United States. The 
Senate also elects a president pro tern of the Sen- 
ate to serve in the absence of the vice president. 
The president pro tern also represents the party in 
power and earns $193,400. The presiding officer 
of the House is called the speaker. The speaker 
traditionally represents the party in majority and 
earns $223,500. 

Judicial Branch 

The U.S. Supreme Court heads the nation's ju- 
dicial branch of government. The Supreme Court 
is composed of nine justices, appointed for life. 
Supreme Court justices may only be removed by 



impeachment and trial by Congress. Justices re- 
ceive $213,900 annually while the chief justice, 
who leads the court, earns $223,500. 

The Supreme Court concerns itself with na- 
tional issues or matters concerning the consti- 
tutionality of certain laws or findings. Decisions 
of the court are binding and overrule any other 
court decision. 

Members, United States Supreme Court 

7 First St. N.E., Washington, D.C. 20543 
Telephone: (202) 479-32 7 7 
www. supremecourtus.gov 

John G. Roberts Jr., chief justice; 
Antonin Scalia, associate justice; 
Anthony M. Kennedy, associate justice; 
Clarence Thomas, associate justice; 
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, associate justice; 
Steven G. Breyer, associate justice; 
Samuel A. Alito Jr., associate justice; 
Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice; 
Elena Kagan, associate justice. 

Other Federal Courts 

Immediately below the Supreme Court are 
the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the U.S. District 
Courts. The Courts of Appeals operate in 1 1 re- 
gions and the District of Columbia. Missouri is 
served by the Eighth Circuit. Appeals Court judg- 
es earn $1 84,500 annually. 

There are 94 U.S. District Court districts with 
federal jurisdiction. Two of these are located in 
Missouri: the Eastern Missouri District and the 
Western Missouri District. Eastern District courts 
are located in St. Louis, Hannibal and Cape 
Girardeau, and the Western District courts are 
in Kansas City, St. Joseph, Springfield, Jefferson 
City and Joplin. Federal charges stemming from 
both civil and criminal suits generally begin in 
U.S. District Court. Judges in these courts earn 
$174,000 annually. 

For information on other agencies or pro- 
grams of the U.S. government operating in Mis- 
souri, contact the Federal Information Center, 
Rm. 2616 Federal Building, 1520 Market St., St. 
Louis 63103, phone (toll free) (800) 333-4636 
((800) FED-INFO). 

*AII salary information provided by the Congres- 
sional Research Service. 



UNITED STATES PRESIDENT 103 



Barack H . Obama 

United States President 

Elected November 4, 2008 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the 
United States. 

His story is the American story — values 
from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing 
in a strong family, hard work and education as 
the means of getting ahead, and the conviction 
that a life so blessed should be lived in service 
to others. 

With a father from Kenya and a mother from 
Kansas, President Obama was born in Hawaii on 
August 4, 1 961 . He was raised with help from his 
grandfather, who served in Pattern's army, and his 
grandmother, who worked her way up from the 
secretarial pool to middle management at a bank. 

After working his way through college with 
the help of scholarships and student loans, 
President Obama moved to Chicago, where he 
worked with a group of churches to help rebuild 
communities devastated by the closure of local 
steel plants. 

He went on to attend law school, where he 
became the first African-American president of 



the Harvard Law Review. Upon graduation, he 
returned to Chicago to help lead a voter regis- 
tration drive, teach constitutional law at the Uni- 
versity of Chicago and remain active in his com- 
munity. 

President Obama's years of public service are 
based around his unwavering belief in the ability 
to unite people around a politics of purpose. In 
the Illinois State Senate, he passed the first major 
ethics reform in 25 years, cut taxes for working 
families, and expanded health care for children 
and their parents. As a United States Senator, he 
reached across the aisle to pass groundbreaking 
lobbying reform, lock up the world's most dan- 
gerous weapons and bring transparency to gov- 
ernment by putting federal spending online. 

He was elected the 44th president of the Unit- 
ed States on November 4, 2008, and sworn in on 
January 20, 2009. He and his wife Michelle are 
the proud parents of two daughters, Malia, 14, 
and Sasha, 1 1 . 



UNITED STATES VICE PRESIDENT 105 



J oseph R. Biden J r. 

United States Vice President 

Elected November 4, 2008 
Term expi res J anuary 2017 



Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was born Novem- 
ber 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pa., the first of four 
siblings. In 1953, the Biden family moved from 
Pennsylvania to Claymont, Del. He graduated 
from the University of Delaware and Syracuse 
Law School and served on the New Castle Coun- 
ty Council. Then, at age 29, he became one of 
the youngest people ever elected to the United 
States Senate. 

Just weeks after the election, tragedy struck 
the Biden family, when Biden's wife, Neilia, and 
their 1-year old daughter, Naomi, were killed 
and their two young sons critically injured in an 
auto accident. Vice President Biden was sworn in 
to the U.S. Senate at his sons' hospital bedside 
and began commuting to Washington every day 
by train, a practice he maintained throughout his 
career in the Senate. 

In 1977, Vice President Biden married Jill Ja- 
cobs. Jill Biden, who holds a Ph.D. in education, 
has been an educator for over two decades and 
currently teaches at a DC-area community col- 
lege. The vice president has three children: Beau, 
Hunter and Ashley. Beau serves as Delaware's at- 
torney general and recently returned home from 
Iraq where he served as a captain in the 261st 
Signal Brigade of the Delaware National Guard. 
Ashley is a social worker and Hunter is an attor- 
ney. Vice President Biden has five grandchildren: 
Naomi, Finnegan, Roberta Mabel (Maisy), Nata- 
lie and Robert Hunter. 

As a senator from Delaware for 36 years, Sen. 
Biden established himself as a leader on some 
of our nation's most important domestic and in- 
ternational challenges. As chairman or ranking 
Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 
17 years, then-Sen. Biden was widely recognized 
for his work on criminal justice issues including 
the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence 
Against Women Act. As chairman or ranking 
member of the Senate Foreign Relations Commit- 
tee since 1997, then-Sen. Biden played a pivotal 
role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He has been 
at the forefront of issues and legislation related to 
terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold 
War Europe, the Middle East and Southwest Asia. 



Now, as the 47th vice president of the United 
States, Joe Biden has continued his leadership on 
important issues facing the nation. The vice presi- 
dent was tasked with implementing the Ameri- 
can Recovery and Reinvestment Act, helping 
to rebuild our economy and lay the foundation 
for a sustainable economic future. As part of his 
continued efforts to raise the living standards of 
middle class Americans across the country, Vice 
President Biden has also focused on the issues of 
college affordability and American manufactur- 
ing growth, key priorities of the administration. 

Vice President Biden continues to draw on his 
foreign policy experience, advising the president 
on a multitude of international issues. He helped 
secure the Senate's approval of the New Srategic 
Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia, to- 
gether with significant new funding to maintain 
our nuclear laboratories. He played a lead role 
in ending the war in Iraq responsibly, traveling 
to the country eight times since being elected - 
most recently in December 201 1 to mark the for- 
mal end of the war. 

In addition, Vice President Biden has sup- 
ported the administration's effort to reestablish 
leadership in the Asia Pacific, traveling to China, 
Japan and Mongolia in August 2011 and com- 
pleting an exchange of visits with China's then- 
vice president in February 2012, that country's 
current leader. He has represented our country 
in every region of the world, advancing our un- 
precedented support for Israel's security, securing 
approval in Europe for the administration's more 
effective approach to missile defense, working 
with Latin American leaders to combat drug 
trafficking and international crime and building 
relations with key leaders in Africa. He has trav- 
eled to more than two dozen countries, including 
Germany, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Bosnia and 
Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Lebanon, Georgia, 
Ukraine, Iraq, Poland, Romania, the Czech Re- 
public, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, 
Spain, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Afghanistan, 
Pakistan, Finland, Russia, Moldova, Italy, China, 
Mongolia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Greece, 
Mexico, Honduras, Brazil, Colombiad and Trini- 
dad and Tobago. 



106 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Historical Listing, Presidents and Vice Presidents 




President 


Political Party 


Vice President 


Term 


1 


George Washington 


Federalist 


John Adams 


April 30, 1 789-March 4, 1 797 


2 


John Adams 


Federalist 


Thomas Jefferson 


March 4, 1 797-March 4, 1 801 


3 


Thomas Jefferson 


Democrat-Rep. 


Aaron Burr 


March A, 1801 -March 4, 1805 




Thomas Jefferson 


Democrat- Rep. 


George Clinton 


March 4, 1 805-March 4, 1 809 


4 


James Madison 


Democrat- Rep. 


George Clinton 


March 4, 1 809-March 4, 1 81 3 




James Madison 


Democrat- Rep. 


Elbridge Gerry 


March 4, 1 81 3-March 4, 1 81 7 


5 


James Monroe 


Democrat- Rep. 


Daniel D. Tompkins 


March A, 1 81 7-March A, 1 825 


6 


John Quincy Adams 


Democrat- Rep. 


John C. Calhoun 


March A, 1825-March A, 1829 


7 


Andrew Jackson 


Democrat 


John C. Calhoun 


March 4, 1829-March 4, 1833 




Andrew Jackson 


Democrat 


Martin Van Buren 


March 4, 1833-March 4, 1837 


8 


Martin Van Buren 


Democrat 


Richard M. Johnson 


March 4, 1837-March 4, 1841 


9 


William Henry Harrison a 


Whig 


John Tyler 


March 4, 1841 -April 4, 1841 


10 


John Tyler 


Whig 


— 


April 6, 1841 -March A, 1845 


11 


James K. Polk 


Democrat 


George M. Dallas 


March 4, 1 845-March 4, 1 849 


12 


Zachary Taylor b 


Whig 


Millard Fillmore 


March 4, 1849-July 9, 1850 


13 


Millard Fillmore 


Whig 


— 


July 9, 1850-March 4, 1853 


14 


Franklin Pierce 


Democrat 


William R. King 


March 4, 1853-March 4, 1857 


15 


James Buchanan 


Democrat 


John C. Breckinridge 


March A, 1857-March A, 1861 


16 


Abraham Lincoln 


Republican 


Hannibal Hamlin 


March 4, 1861 -March 4, 1865 




Abraham Lincoln c 


Republican 


Andrew Johnson 


March 4, 1865-April 15, 1865 


1 7 


Andrew Johnson 


Democrat 


— 


April 15, 1865-March 4, 1869 


18 


Ulysses S. Grant 


Republican 


Schuyler Colfax 


March 4, 1869-March 4, 1873 




Ulysses S. Grant 


Republican 


Henry Wilson 


March A, 1873-March 4, 1877 


19 


Rutherford B. Hayes 


Republican 


William A. Wheeler 


March 4, 1877-March 4, 1881 


20 


James A. Garfield d 


Republican 


Chester A. Arthur 


March 4, 1881 -Sept. 19, 1881 


21 


Chester A. Arthur 


Republican 


— 


Sept. 20, 1 881 -March 4, 1 885 


22 


Grover Cleveland 


Democrat 


Thomas A. Hendricks 


March 4, 1 885-March 4, 1 889 


23 


Benjamin Harrison 


Republican 


Levi P. Morton 


March A, 1 889-March A, 1 893 


24 


Grover Cleveland 


Democrat 


Adlai E. Stevenson 


March A, 1893-March A, 1897 


25 


William McKinley 


Republican 


Garret A. Hobart 


March 4, 1897-March 4, 1901 




William McKinley e 


Republican 


Theodore Roosevelt 


March 4, 1901 -Sept. 14, 1901 


26 


Theodore Roosevelt 


Republican 


— 


Sept. 14, 1901 -March 4, 1905 




Theodore Roosevelt 


Republican 


Charles W. Fairbanks 


March A, 1 905-March A, 1 909 


27 


William H.Taft 


Republican 


James S. Sherman 


March A, 1 909-March A, 1 91 3 


28 


Woodrow Wilson 


Democrat 


Thomas R. Marshall 


March 4, 1 91 3-March 4, 1 921 


29 


Warren G. Harding f 


Republican 


Calvin Coolidge 


March 4, 1 921 -August 2, 1923 


30 


Calvin Coolidge 


Republican 


— 


August 2, 1923-March 4, 1925 




Calvin Coolidge 


Republican 


Charles G. Dawes 


March 4, 1925-March 4, 1929 


31 


Herbert Hoover 


Republican 


Charles Curtis 


March A, 1929-March A, 1933 


32 


Franklin D. Roosevelt 8 


Democrat 


John N. Garner 


March 4, 1933-Jan. 20, 1941 




Franklin D. Roosevelt h 


Democrat 


Henry A. Wallace 


Jan. 20, 1941-Jan. 20, 1945 




Franklin D. Roosevelt 


Democrat 


Harry S Truman 


Jan. 20, 1945-April 12, 1945 


33 


Harry S Truman 


Democrat 


— 


April 12, 1945-Jan. 20, 1949 




Harry S Truman 


Democrat 


Alben W. Barkley 


Jan. 20, 1949-Jan. 20, 1953 


34 


Dwight D. Eisenhower 


Republican 


Richard M. Nixon 


Jan. 20, 1953-Jan. 20, 1961 


35 


John F. Kennedy ' 


Democrat 


Lyndon B. Johnson 


Jan. 20, 1961-Nov. 22, 1963 


36 


Lyndon B. Johnson 


Democrat 




Nov. 22, 1963-Jan. 20, 1965 




Lyndon B. Johnson 


Democrat 


Hubert H. Humphrey 


Jan. 20, 1965-Jan. 20, 1969 


37 


Richard M. Nixon j 


Republican 


SpiroT. Agnew 


Jan. 20, 1969-August 9, 1974 


38 


Gerald R. Ford k 


Republican 


Nelson A. Rockefeller 


August 9, 1974-Jan. 20, 1977 


39 


Jimmy Carter 


Democrat 


Walter Mondale 


Jan. 20, 1977-Jan. 20, 1981 


40 


Ronald Reagan 


Republican 


George H.W. Bush 


Jan. 20, 1981-Jan. 20, 1989 


41 


George H.W. Bush 


Republican 


J. Danforth Quayle 


Jan. 20, 1989-Jan. 20, 1993 


42 


William Jefferson Clinton 


Democrat 


Albert Gore Jr. 


Jan. 20, 1993-Jan. 20, 2001 


43 


George W. Bush 


Republican 


Richard B. Cheney 


Jan. 20, 2001-Jan. 20, 2009 


44 


Barack H. Obama 


Democrat 


Joseph R. Biden Jr. 


Jan. 20, 2009- 



(a) Died April 4, 1 841 . (b) Died July 9, 1 850. (c) Died April 1 5, 1 865. (d) Died September 1 9, 1 881 . Chester Arthur 
wasn't sworn in until Sept. 20, 1881. (e) Died September 14, 1901. (f) Died August 2, 1923. (g) Dates of service 
changed with 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, (h) Died April 12, 1945. (i) Died November 22, 1963. (j) 
Vice President SpiroT. Agnew resigned October 10, 1973. His successor was Gerald R. Ford, sworn in December 
6, 1973. (k) President Nixon resigned August 9, 1974. Vice President Gerald R. Ford was sworn in as President on 
August 9, 1974. 



108 OFFICIAL MANUAL 




Claire 
McCaskill 

United States Senator 



Washington Office 

506 Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20510 
Telephone: (202) 224-61 54 / FAX: (202) 228-6326 
www.mccaskill.senate.gov 

District offices 

- 555 Independence, Rm. 1600, Cape Girardeau 63703 
Telephone: (573) 651-0964 / FAX: (573) 334-4278; 

-915 E. Ash St., Columbia 65201 

Telephone: (573) 442-7130 / FAX: (573) 442-7140; 
-4141 Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 101, Kansas City 64111 

Telephone: (816) 421-1639 / FAX: (816) 421-2562; 

- 324 Park Central W., Ste. 101, Springfield 65806 
Telephone: (417) 868-8745 / FAX: (417) 831-1349; 

- 5850 Del mar Blvd., Ste. A, St. Louis 63112 
Telephone: (314) 367-1364 / FAX: (314) 361-8649. 

Committees 

Committee on Armed Services 

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation 
Chair, Subcommittee on Consumer Protection 

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs 

Chair, Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting 
Oversight 
Special Committee on Aging 

CLAIRE McCASKILL (Democrat) The year Harry Tru- 
man left the presidency, Claire McCaskill's parents, 
Bill and Betty Anne, traveled to Rolla for the birth 
of their daughter. Not long after she was born, the 
family moved to Lebanon, Mo., where Betty Anne's 
family ran the corner drug store. Another move 
shortly thereafter landed Claire in Columbia, Mo., 
where she attended Hickman High School. 

A product of Missouri's public schools, Claire 
began waiting tables in the Lake of the Ozarks the 
day after graduating high school, a job she would 
hold for six years to help pay her way through col- 
lege and law school at the Univ. of Missouri. 

In 1982, McCaskill won a seat in the state leg- 
islature. Claire made history in 1992 when she 
became the first woman elected Jackson Co. pros- 
ecutor. As head of the largest prosecutor's office in 
the state, she launched one of the nation's first drug 
courts and established a domestic violence unit — a 
first-of-its-kind initiative for the region. 

Claire won reelection and served as Jackson 
Co. prosecutor until 1999 when she was sworn in 
as state auditor. Her pursuit of accountability in- 
cluded audits of the state's Social Services Foster 
Care Program and child support enforcement, as 
well as domestic violence shelters and puppy mills. 

In 2006, she became the first woman elected 
to the U.S. Senate from Missouri, winning the seat 
once held by Harry Truman. 




Making good on a campaign pledge, Claire 
waged a successful effort to rein in wasteful war- 
time contracting practices — modeled on Truman's 
battle against war profiteering. During the final 
hours of Claire's first term, her signature legisla- 
tion implementing historic wartime contracting 
reforms was signed into law. 

Claire drew on her personal commitment to 
America's veterans, establishing a "secret shopper" 
program to improve health care services for Mis- 
souri's veterans. Following reports of neglect, she 
successfully pushed for the removal of Army offi- 
cials managing Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 
and led the successful effort to reform management 
of Arlington National Cemetery after disclosures of 
mismarked gravesites. 

When dozens of small towns across rural Mis- 
souri were threatened with post office closures, 
Claire waged a successful battle to protect those 
post offices, which she called "the lifeblood of rural 
Missouri." 

Following reelection in 201 2, her oversight pan- 
el was expanded into a permanent subcommittee 
charged with investigating waste, fraud and abuse 
at every federal agency. A tech leader with a pen- 
chant for communicating with constituents via twit- 
ter, Claire was also named chair of the Subcommit- 
tee on Consumer Protection. In the first year of her 
second term, she launched investigations into areas 
including robocalls, inaccuracies on credit reports, 
security clearance background checks and the Pen- 
tagon's troubled POW/MIA-recovery program. 

As a senior member of the Armed Services 
Committee, Claire drew on her years as a prosecu- 
tor in leading efforts to curb sexual assaults in our 
armed forces. 

Claire returns home nearly every weekend to 
spend time with her six grandchildren. She and 
husband Joseph have a blended family of seven 
children, all but two of whom live in St Louis. 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 109 




Roy 
Blunt 

United States Senator 



Washington Office 

260 Russell Senate Office Bldg., 
Washington, D.C. 20510 

Telephone: (202) 224-5721 / FAX: (202) 224-8149 
www.blunt.senate.gov 

District offices 

-911 Main St., Ste. 2224 , Kansas City 64 105 
Telephone: (816) 471-7141 / FAX: (816) 471-7338 

- 2740 B F. Sunshine, Springfield 65804 
Telephone: (417) 877-7814 / FAX: (417) 823-9662 

- 7700 Bon horn me, #3 15, Clayton 63 105 
Telephone: (314) 725-4484 / FAX: (314) 727-3548 

- Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr., United States Courthouse, 
555 Independence St., Ste. 1500, Cape Girardeau 
63703 

Telephone: (573) 334-7044 / FAX: (573) 334-7352; 

- 308 E. High, Ste. 202, Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 634-2488 / FAX: (573) 634-6005 

-1001 Cherry St., Ste. 104, Columbia 65201 
Telephone: (573) 442-81 51 / FAX: (573) 442-8162 

Committees 

Committee on Appropriations 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Agricul- 
ture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Ad- 
ministration and Related Agencies 

Committee on Armed Services 

Committee on Commerce, Science and Transpor- 
tation 

Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Competi- 
tiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion 
Committee on Rules and Administration 

ROY BLUNT (Republican) was elected by the 
people of Missouri to the United States Senate in 
2010, building on a background as a public ser- 
vant, university president and teacher. 

Blunt is a member of the Senate Appropria- 
tions Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science 
and Transportation Committee; the Senate Com- 
mittee on Armed Services; and the Senate Rules 
Committee. He serves as the ranking Republican 
on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agricul- 
ture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Admin- 
istration and Related Agencies. Blunt is also the 
ranking Republican on the Commerce Subcom- 
mittee on Competitiveness, Innovation and Ex- 
port Promotion. 




Blunt's colleagues selected him to serve as 
vice char of the Senate Republican Conference. 

From 1996-2008, the people of southwest 
Missouri overwhelmingly elected Blunt seven 
times to the U.S. House of Representatives. Blunt 
was elected by his colleagues to serve as House 
majority whip and Republican whip three times, 
and he became the majority whip earlier in his 
career than any member of Congress in eight de- 
cades. As whip, the second highest Republican 
in the House, he led a team of deputies and as- 
sistants that columnist Robert Novak described as 
"the most efficient party whip operation in con- 
gressional history/' Sen. Blunt is now a member 
of the Senate Republican Whip Team. 

Before serving in Congress, Blunt was a histo- 
ry teacher, Greene County Clerk and chief elec- 
tion official, and in 1 984 became the first Repub- 
lican elected as Missouri's secretary of state in 
more than 50 years. Blunt, who holds a master's 
degree in history from Missouri State University, 
served four years as the president of his alma ma- 
ter, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo. 

Blunt is a member of the Smithsonian Council 
for American Art and is a State Historical Society 
of Missouri trustee. 

The senator is married to Abigail Blunt. Blunt 
has four children: Matt Blunt, Missouri's 54th 
Governor; Amy Blunt, an attorney in Columbia; 
Andy Blunt, an attorney in Jefferson City; and 
Charlie Blunt. Blunt has six grandchildren: Davis 
Mosby, Ben Blunt, Branch Blunt, Eva Mosby, Al- 
lyson Blunt and Brooks Blunt. 



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Historical Listing, United States Senators 



Name 


Political Party 


Elected 


David Barton 1 


Republican, Adams-Clay R. 


1820, 1824 


Thomas Hart Benton 2 


Democrat 


1820-48 


Alexander Buckner 3 


Jacksonian 


1830 


Lewis F. Linn 3 4 


Jacksonian, Democrat 


1834, 1836, 1842 


David R. Atchison 4 


Democrat 


1843, 1844, 1848 


Henry S. Geyer 


Whig 


1850 


James S. Green 


Democrat 


1856 


Trusten Polk 5 


Democrat 


1856 


Waldo P. Johnson 6 


Democrat 


1860 


B. Gratz Brown 9 


Unconditional Unionist 


1862 


John B. Henderson 8 


Unionist 


1862 


Robert Wilson 7 


Unionist 


1862 


Charles D. Drake 10 


Republican 


1866 


Carl Schurz 


Republican 


1868 


Francis P. Blair 12 


Democrat 


1870 


Daniel F. Jewett 11 


Republican 


1870 


Lewis V. Bogy 13 


Democrat 


1872 


Francis M. Cockrell 


Democrat 


1874, 1880, 1886, 1892, 1898 


David H. Armstrong 14 


Democrat 


1876 


James Shields 15 


Democrat 


1878 


George Graham Vest 


Democrat 


1878, 1884, 1890, 1896 


William Joe Stone 16 


Democrat 


1902, 1908, 1914 


William Warner 


Republican 


1904 


James A. Reed 


Democrat 


1910, 1916, 1922 


Seldon Spencer 17 ' 18 


Republican 


1918, 1920 


Xenophon P. Wilfley 16 


Democrat 


1918 


George H. Williams 17 


Republican 


1924 


Harry B. Hawes 18 


Democrat 


1926 


Roscoe C. Patterson 


Republican 


1928 


Joel Bennett (Champ) Clark 1819 


Democrat 


1932, 1938 


Harry S Truman 20 


Democrat 


1934, 1940 


Forrest Donnell 


Republican 


1944 


Frank P. Briggs 20 


Democrat 


1945 


James P. Kem 


Republican 


1946 


Thomas C. Hennings Jr. 21 


Democrat 


1950, 1956 


Stuart Symington 23 


Democrat 


1952, 1958, 1964, 1970 


Edward V. Long 2122 


Democrat 


1962 


Thomas F. Eagleton 22 


Democrat 


1968, 1974, 1980 


John C. Danforth 23 


Republican 


1976, 1982, 1988 


Christopher Samuel (Kit) Bond 


Republican 


1986, 1992, 1998,2004 


John Ashcroft 


Republican 


1994 


Jean Carnahan 24 


Democrat 


2000 


James M. Talent 


Republican 


2002 


Claire McCaskill 


Democrat 


2006, 2012 


Roy Blunt 


Republican 


2010 



Admitted to seat, December 1 821 . 2 Admitted to seat, December 1 821 . 

3 Linn was appointed to succeed Alexander Buckner, who died in 1 838. 

4 Linn died October 3, 1848, and was succeeded by David R. Atchison, who served until 1855. 
5 Polk was expelled from the Senate on a charge of disloyalty, January 10, 1 862. 
6 Johnson was expelled from the Senate on a charge of disloyalty, January 1 0, 1 862. 
7 Wilson was appointed by Provisional Governor Hall in the absence of Governor Gamble. 
8 Henderson was appointed by Provisional Governor Hall in the absence of Governor Gamble. 
9 Brown was elected for a term ending March 4, 1 867. 

10 Drake resigned in 1 871 to become a judge of the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington D.C. 
11 Jewett was appointed to succeed Charles Drake until the meeting of Congress. 
12 Blair was elected to serve the remainder of Drake's senate term. 

13 Bogy died September 20, 1 877. 14 Armstrong was appointed September 27, 1 877, to succeed Bogy until meeting of Congress. 

"Shields was elected January 21,1 879, to serve the remainder of Bogy's senate term. 

16 Stone died April 14, 1918, and was succeeded by Xenophon P. Wilfley, who served until December 5, 1926. 
17 Spencer died May 1 6, 1925, and was succeeded by George H. Williams. 

18 Hawes resigned February 3, 1933, and was succeeded by Joel Bennett (Champ) Clark, who was named by Governor Guy B. Clark for 

the remainder of the term. 
19 Clark was elected November 8, 1932, for a term expiring March 4, 1939. 

20 Briggs was appointed January 18, 1945, to fill the unexpired term of Harry S Truman, who resigned to become Vice President of the 
United States and succeeded to the presidency on April 12, 1945, upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. 

21 Hennings died while in office on September 13, 1960, and was succeeded by Edward V. Long, appointed September 23, 1960, then 
elected at a special election November 8, 1 960. 

22 Long resigned December 27, 1968, and was succeeded by Thomas F. Eagleton, appointed December 27, 1968. 

23 Symington resigned December 27, 1 976, and was succeeded by John C. Danforth, appointed December 27, 1 976. 

24 Carnahan was appointed to serve Mel Carnahan's term until the next general election. Mel Carnahan was elected posthumously on 
November 7, 2000. 



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U.S. Representative — District 1 

WM. LACY CLAY 

Washington office: 2418 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
2051 5; phone (202) 225-2406, FAX: (202) 226-371 7. 

District offices: Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse, 111 S. 10th St., Ste. 
24.344, St. Louis 63102, telephone (314) 367-1970; FAX (314) 367-1341; 
6830 Gravois, St. Louis 63116, telephone (314) 669-9393, FAX (314) 669- 
9398. 

www. lacyclay.house.gov 

www.facebook.com/pages/Congressman-Wm-Lacy-Clay/1091 35405838588 

Committees: Oversight and Gov't. Reform; Financial Services; ranking mem- 
ber, Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy 

Biography: A native St. Louisan, he succeeded his father, the Hon. Bill Clay, 
who served for 32 years and was a founding member of the Congressional 
Black Caucus. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds honor- 
ary degrees from Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University and Logan 
College. Nonprofits: St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation; Mary Ryder 
Homes; William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund. Clay is the proud father of Carol and Will. He resides in St. 
Louis and attends St. Nicholas' Catholic Church. Prior to his election to the U.S. House, Clay served for 1 7 years in 
both chambers of the Missouri Legislature. Elected to the U.S. House: 2000-2012. Democrat. 

U.S. Representative — District 2 

ANN WAGNER 

Washington office: 435 Cannon House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 2051 5; 
telephone (202) 225-1 621 ; FAX: (202) 225-2563. 

District offices: 301 Sovereign Court, Ste. 201, Ballwin 63011, telephone 
(636) 779-5446. 

www.wagner.house.gov 

Committee: House Financial Services. 

Biography: Attended University of Missouri-Columbia and received her B.S. in 
business administration from the business school with an emphasis in logistics. 
After college, worked in the private sector and held management positions at 
Hallmark Cards and Ralston Purina. Ann and Ray have three children: Ray- 
mond, Stephen and Mary Ruth. Ann served as: local GOP committeewoman; 
chair of the Missouri Republican Party and co-chair of the Republican Na- 
tional Committee. In 2005, was sworn in as the 1 9th U.S. ambassador to Lux- 
embourg by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In 201 0, was asked to serve 
as the chair of Roy Blunt's U.S. Senate campaign. Ann announced her first run 
for public office on April 26, 201 1, and won her 2012 congressional race with 
over 60 percent of the vote. Ann was also selected by the freshman class of the 1 1 3th Congress to be their representa- 
tive on the Elected Leadership Committee. Elected to the U.S. House: 2012. Republican. 




U.S. Representative — District 3 

BLAINE LUETKEMEYER 

Washington office: 2440 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
20515; phone (202)225-2956; FAX: (202)225-5712. 

District offices: 2117 Missouri Blvd, Jefferson City, 65109, telephone: (573) 
635-7232; 113 E. Pearce, Wentzville, 63385, phone (636) 327-7055; 51 6 Jef- 
ferson St., Washington 63090, telephone (636) 239-2276. 

www.luetkemeyer.house.gov 

Committees: Financial Services; Subcommittee on Financial Institutions & 
Consumer Credit; Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance. Vice chair, Small 
Business Committee; Subcommittee on Health and Technology and Agricul- 
ture; subcommittee on Energy and Trade 

Biography: Born May 7, 1952, in Jefferson City. Educated at Lincoln Univer- 
sity, B.A., political science, 1974. He is married to Jackie Luetkemeyer, they 
have three children: Trevor, Brandy and Nikki. Member: St. Lawrence Catholic 
Church; Knights of Columbus; Missouri Farm Bureau; Eldon Chamber of Com- 
merce; Missouri House of Representatives, 1999-2005; Missouri Director of Tourism, 2006-2008. Elected to the 
U.S. House: 2008-2012. Republican. 




UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 113 



U.S. Representative — District 4 

VICKY HARTZLER 

Washington Office: 1023 Longworth House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
2051 5; (202) 225-2876, FAX: (202) 225-01 48 

District Offices: 2415 Carter Ln., Ste. 4, Columbia 65201, telephone (573) 
442-9311, FAX: (573) 442-9309; 1909 N. Commercial St., Harrisonville 
64701, telephone (816) 884-3411; 219 N. Adams St., Lebanon 65536, tele- 
phone (417) 532-5582; 415 S. Ohio, Ste. 21 2B, Sedalia 65301, telephone 
(573)442-9311. 

www.hartzler.house.gov 

Committees: Agriculture, Budget and Armed Services. 

Biography: Born October 13, 1960. Raised on a farm in Archie. Graduate of 
the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in education and Central Missouri 
State Univ. (now Univ. of Central Missouri) with a M.S. in education. Taught 
family and consumer sciences for 11 years. Vicky and her husband Lowell 
have one daughter, Tiffany. The Hartzlers are small business owners with three 
farm equipment stores in the fourth district. First elected to office in November 
1994 as the state representative from Missouri's 124th district, serving three terms. In 2004, served as spokesperson 
for the Coalition to Protect Marriage, a state constitutional amendment that passed resoundingly. In 2005, she was 
appointed chair of the Missouri Women's Council. Elected to the U.S. House: 201 0-201 2. Republican. 



U.S. Representative — District 5 

EMANUEL CLEAVER II 

Washington office: 2335 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
2051 5; telephone (202) 225-4535, FAX: (202) 225-4403. 

District offices: 101 W. 3 1st St., Kansas City 64108, telephone (816) 842-4545; 
211 W. Maple Ave., Independence 64050, telephone (816) 833-4545; 1923 
Main St., Higginsville 64037, telephone (660) 584-7373, FAX (660) 584-7227. 

www.house.gov/cleaver 

Committee: Financial Services. 

Biography: Born in Waxahachie, Texas. Graduated high school in Wichita 
Falls, Texas. Attended Prairie View A&M Univ., earned B.S. in sociology; St. 
Paul's School of Theology, master's in divinity. An ordained Methodist minister, 
he served as senior pastor at St. James United Methodist Church, Kansas City. 
He has been married for 30 years to his wife Dianne. They have four children 
and three grandchildren. He was first elected to public office in 1979 as city 
councilman in Kansas City, a 12-year tenure during which he served as mayor 
pro tem and chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee. He was elected 
mayor of Kansas City, the first African-American elected to that office, and served two terms. Served a two-term 
position as president of the Nat'l. Conference of Black Mayors. He was honored by Kansas City designating a major 
thoroughfare as "Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd." Elected to the U.S. House: 2004-2012. Elected chair of the Congressional 
Black Caucus, 201 1-2012. Democrat. 




U.S. Representative — District 6 

SAMUEL B. (Sam) GRAVES 

Washington office: 1415 Longworth House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
20515; telephone (202)225-7041, FAX: (202)225-8221. 

District offices: 1 1 724 N.W. Plaza Cir., Ste. 900, Kansas City 641 53, telephone 
(81 6) 792-3976; 41 1 Jules St., Rm. 1 1 1 , St. Joseph 64501 , telephone (81 6) 749- 
0800; 906 Broadway, PO Box 364, Hannibal 63401 ; telephone (573) 221-3400. 

www.graves.house.gov 

Committees: Small Business, chair; Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcom- 
mittees on aviation; highways and transit; railroads, pipelines and hazardous 
materials. 

Biography: Born Nov. 7, 1963, in Tarkio. Graduate of Tarkio High School, 
1 982. Attended University of Missouri-Columbia, receiving his degree in agron- 
omy from the School of Agriculture, 1 986. Member: First Baptist Church; Alpha 
Gamma Sigma; Rotary; Jaycees; volunteer fireman and rescue squad; University 
Extension Council; Farm Bureau; Missouri Historical Society. Awards: National 
Outstanding Young Farmer; Missouri State Med. Association; Legislative Excellence; Association Industries of Missouri, 
Voice of Missouri Business; Mo. Chamber of Commerce; Spirit of Enterprise; Eagle Scout. Elected to the U.S. House: 
2000-2012. Republican. 




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U.S. Representative — District 7 

BILLY LONG 

Washington Office: 1541 Longworth House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
20515; telephone (202) 225-6536; FAX: (202) 225-5604. 

District Offices: 3232 E. Ridgeview St., Springfield 65804; telephone: (417) 
889-1800, FAX: (417) 889-4915; 2727 E. 32nd St., Ste. 2, Joplin 64804; 
phone: (417) 781-1041, FAX: (417) 781-2832. 

www. long.house.gov 

Committees: Energy and Commerce Committee; Energy and Commerce 
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology; Energy and Commerce 
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (CMT); Energy and 
Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. 

Biography: Biography: Long attended the Univ. of Missouri in Columbia. He 
graduated from the Missouri Auction School in Kansas City, receiving Certified 
Auctioneer Institute designation at the Univ. of Indiana-Bloomington. Billy 
was a real estate broker and owner of Billy Long Auctions, LLC in Springfield. 
He was also a radio talk show host from 1 999-2006 on KWTO AM560. Long 
was a member of the Nat'l. Assoc. of Realtors, Nat'l. Auctioneers Assoc. and 
the Missouri Professional Auctioneers' Assoc. Long has been inducted into the Missouri Professional Auctioneers' 
Hall of Fame. Long also holds memberships in the Nat'l. Rifle Assoc. and the Springfield Area Chamber of Com- 
merce. Long and his wife Barbara married in 1 984. They are members of First & Cavalry Presbyterian Church. Elected 
to the U.S. House: 201 0-201 2. Republican. 




U.S. Representative — District 8 

JASON SMITH 

Washington office: 2230 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 
20515; telephone (202) 225-4404; FAX: (202) 226-0326. 

District offices: 2502 Tanner Dr., Ste. 205, Cape Girardeau 63701, telephone 
(573) 335-01 01 ; 830A S. Bishop, Rolla 65401 , telephone (573) 364-2455; 22 
E. Columbia, Farmington 63640, telephone (573) 756-9755; 35 Court Sq., Ste. 
300, West Plains 65775, telephone (41 7) 255-1 515. 

www.jasonsmith. house.gov 

Committees: Judiciary (subcommittees: Courts, Intellectual Property and the 
Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law; Constitution and 
Civil Justice); Natural Resources (subcommittees: Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans 
and Insular Affairs; Public Lands and Environmental Regulation). 

Biography: Born June 1 6, 1 980. Graduate of Salem High School, received B.S. 
degrees, agricultural economics and business administration with an emphasis 
in finance, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia. Earned law degree from Oklahoma 
City Univ. School of Law; also spent summer studying international law, Trinity 
College, Cambridge, England. He is an attorney, real estate agent, small busi- 
ness owner and fourth generation owner of the family farm. Member: Grace Community Church; NRA; Missouri Bar; 
numerous local chambers of commerce and Missouri Farm Bureau. Former president, current member of the Salem 
FFA Alumni Assn., holds an American FFA degree. Elected to the House: November 2005 (special election), 2006, 
2008,2012. Elected to the U.S. House: June 201 3 (special election). Republican. 




UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 115 




The congressional district bill (H.B. 1 93), passed over veto by the 96 th General Assembly on May 4, 201 1 , established 
these district boundaries. 



District Description or boundary Population 

1 Parts of St. Louis County and St. Louis City 748,61 5 

2 St. Charles (part of), St. Louis County (part of), and Jefferson County (part of) 748,61 5 

3 Counties of Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery, Callaway, Cole, Miller, Maries, Osage, 

Gasconade, Franklin, St. Charles (part of), Camden (part of), and Jefferson (part of) 748,615 

4 Counties of Randolph, Boone, Howard, Cooper Moniteau, Morgan, Pulaski, 
Laclede, Webster, Dallas, Hickory, Benton, Pettis, Johnson, Henry, St. Clair, Cedar, 

Dade, Barton, Vernon, Bates, Cass and Camden (part of), Audrain (part of) 748,61 5 

5 Saline, Lafayette, Ray, and Jackson (part of) 748,61 5 

6 Counties of Atchison, Nodaway, Worth, Harrison, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, 
Lewis, Knox, Adair, Sullivan, Grundy, Daviess, Gentry, Andrew, Holt, Buchanan 

DeKalb, Caldwell, Livingston, Linn, Macon, Shelby, Marion, Ralls, Pike, Monroe, Chariton, 

Caroll, Clay, Platte, Clinton, Jackson (part of), Audrain (part of) 748,615 

7 Counties of McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Lawrence, Barry, Stone, Taney, Christian, 

Greene, Polk, and Webster (part of) 748,61 5 

8 Counties of Ozark, Douglas, Wright, Texas, Phelps, Dent, Crawford, Washington, 

St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Madison, Iron, Reynolds, 
Shannon, Howell, Oregon, Ripley, Carter, Butler, Wayne, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, 

New Madrid, Pemiscot, Dunklin, and Jefferson (part of) 748,615 



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Historical Listing, United States Representatives 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


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1 833 


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1 842 


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1 842 


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2 


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1 852 


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7 


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1 UJJ J vJ 


James J. Lindley 


3 


Whig, Opposition 


1853, 1854 


IllUIlldb r. /AKcib 


J 


r\l I Itif ICdl 1 


I OjO 


Luther M. Kennett 


1 
1 


Opposition 


1 o cr /i 
1 OJ't 


IllUIildb L. r\\ luci bUI 1 


z 


rVIIlci led! 1, IIIU. u 


1 OJO- 1 OjO 


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1 OJO- 1 ooz 


lohn R PlarLzL 
JUI 11 1 D. v^Jdl K/H- 


D 


ut;Il lOCf dL 


I OJO- I OOU 


James Craig 


A 


Democrat 


1 Q trc. 1 qco 
I OjO- I OjO 


JUI1I1 t\. Ddllcl 


1 
1 


(J 1 1 IOI 1— u 


1 OjO, 1 OOU 


JohnW. Noell 5 


7, 3 


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1858, 1860 


S^miipl H \A/nnrlc:nn 

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5 


Amprican 

/ \ 1 1 ic i icdi i 


1 856-1 858 

1 UJU 1 UJU 


William A Hall4 

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3 8 


Dpmnrnt 1 Jnioni<it 

UCI 1 IULI ul^ C/IIIUIII31 


1860 186? 

1 UUU, 1 UUi 


Flicrpn H Morton 

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4 


Dpmnrnt 

UCI 1 IUCI dl 


1 860 


Tnnm^'j 1 Pripp^ 

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5 


Dpmnrnt 
uci i iuci di 


1 861 


lohn W RpiH 6 

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5 


Dpmnrnt 

UCI 1 IUCI dl 


1 860 


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1 ) n ion i ct" 

C 1 1 1 Ul 1131 


1860 186? 

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2 


1 Inionict Rpniihlip^n 

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186? 1864 


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4 


1 Inionict Rpnnn ippin 

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1 vJxJZ. , 1 UUU 


Austin A k'ino 

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6 


1 1 n ion i<;t 

CI 1 1 Ul 1 1 Dl 


1 862 


Jul 1 IUCI IXI 1 U A 


1 


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C 1 1 1 Ul 1131 


1 862 


Rpni^min F 1 mn 

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7 


1 Inionict Rphi ihl ip^n 

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1 86?-66 


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5 


1 Jnionict Rpniin ippn 

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1 86?-66 

1 U UZ VJ\J 


lohn Ci Scott 5 

J Wl II 1 v_l . JLU 11 


3 


Dpmocrat 

uci i iuci di 


1 862 


George W. Anderson 


9 


Republican 


1864, 1866 


John F. Benjamin 


8 


Republican 


1 864-68 


John Hogan 


1 


Democrat 


1864 


John R. Kelso 


4 


Indep. Republican 


1864 


Thomas E. Noell 8 


3 


Republican, Democrat 


1864, 1866 


Robert T. Van Horn 


6, 8, 5 


Republican 


1 864-68, 1 880, 1 894 


Joseph J. Gravely 


4 


Republican 


1866 


James R. McCormick 8 


3 


Democrat 


1 867-70 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 117 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


Carman A. Newcomb 


2 


Republican 


1 866 


William A. Pile 


1 


Republican 


1866 


John H. Stover 7 


5 


Democrat 


1866 


Joel F. Asper 


7 


Republican 


1868 


Samuel S. Burdette 


5 


Republican 


1868-1870 


D. Pat Dyer 


9 


Republican 


1868 


GustavusA. Finkelnburg 


2 


Republican 


1868-1870 


Erastus Wells 


1, 2 


Democrat 


1 868-74, 1 878 


James G. Blair 


8 


Liberal Republican 


1870 


Abram Comingo 


6, 8 


Democrat 


1 870-1 872 


Harrison E. Havens 


4, 6 


Republican 


1 870-1 872 


Andrew King 


9 


Democrat 


1870 


Isaac C. Parker 


7, 9 


Republican 


1870-1872 


Richard P. Bland 9 


5, 1 1, 8 


Democrat 


1872-92, 1896-1898 


Aylett H. Buckner 


13, 7 


Democrat 


1872-1882 


Thomas T. Crittenden 


7 


Democrat 


1872, 1876 


John Montgomery Glover 


12 


Democrat 


1872-76 


Robert A. Hatcher 


4 


Democrat 


1 872-76 


Ira B. Hyde 


10 


Republican 


1872 


Edwin O. Stanard 


1 


Republican 


1872 


William H. Stone 


3 


Democrat 


1872-1874 


John B. Clark Jr. 


11 


Democrat 


1872-1880 


Rezin A. DeBolt 


10 


Democrat 


1874 


Benjamin J. Franklin 


8 


Democrat 


1874, 1876 


Edward C. Kehr 


1 


Democrat 


1874 


Charles H. Morgan 


6, 12, 15 


Democrat 


1874, 1876, 1882, 
1892, 1908 


John F. Philips 10 


7 


Democrat 


1874, 1879 


David Rea 


9 


Democrat 


1874, 1876 


Nathan Cole 


2 


Republican 


1876 


Anthony F. Ittner 


1 


Republican 


1876 


Lyne S. Metcalf 


3 


Republican 


1876 


Henry M. Pollard 


10 


Democrat 


1876 


Martin L. Clardy 


1, 10 


Democrat 


1878-1886 


Lowndes H. Davis 


4, 14 


Democrat 


1878-1882 


Nicholas Ford 


9 


Greenback 


1878-1882 


R. Graham Frost 


3 


Democrat 


1878-1880 


William H. Hatch 


12, 1 


Democrat 


1878-1892 


Alfred M. Lay 10 


7 


Democrat 


1878 


Gideon F. Rothwell 


10 


Democrat 


1878 


Sam L. Sawyer 


8 


Democrat 


1878 


James R. Waddill 


6 


Democrat 


1878 


Thomas Allen 11 


2 


Democrat 


1880 


Joseph H. Burrows 


10 


Greenback 


1880 


Ira S. Hazeltine 


6 


Greenback 


1880 


James H. McLean 11 


2 


Democrat 


1880 


Theron M. Rice 


7 


Greenback 


1880 


Gustavus Sessinghaus 


3 


Republican 


1880 


Armstead M. Alexander 


2 


Democrat 


1882 


James O. Broadhead 


9 


Democrat 


1882 


James N. Burnes 12 


4 


Democrat 


1882-86 


John Cosgrove 


6 


Democrat 


1882 


Alexander M. Dockery 


3 


Democrat 


1 882-96 


Robert W. Fyan 


13 


Democrat 


1882, 1890, 1892 


Alexander Graves 


5 


Democrat 


1882 


John J. O'Neil 


8 


Democrat 


1 882-86, 1 890, 1 892 


William Dawson 


14 


Democrat 


1884 


John B. Hale 


2 


Democrat 


1884 


John T. Heard 


6,7 


Democrat 


1 884-92 



118 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


John E. Hutton 


7 


Democrat 


1884, 1886 


William J. Stone 


12 


Democrat 


1 884-88 


William H. Wade 


13 


Republican 


1 884-88 


William Warner 


5 


Republican 


1884, 1886 


John Milton Glover 


9 


Democrat 


1 884-1 886 


Charles F. Booher 12 


4 


Democrat 


1889, 1906-1918 


Charles H. Mansur 


2 


Democrat 


1 886-90 


James P. Walker 13 


14 


Democrat 


1886, 1888 


Nathan Frank 


9 


Republican 


1888 


William M. Kinsey 


10 


Republican 


1888 


F.G. Niedringhaus 


8 


Republican 


1888 


Richard H. Norton 


7 


Democrat 


1888, 1890 


John C. Tarsney 


5 


Democrat 


1 888-92 


Robert H. Whitelaw 13 


14 


Democrat 


1888 


Robert P.C. Wilson 


4 


Democrat 


1888, 1890 


Marshall Arnold 


14 


Democrat 


1890, 1892 


Samuel Byrns 


10 


Democrat 


1890 


Seth W. Cobb 


9, 12 


Democrat 


1 890-94 


David A. DeArmond 14 


12, 6 


Democrat 


1890-1908 


Richard Bartholdt 


10 


Republican 


1892-1912 


Daniel D. Burnes 


4 


Democrat 


1 892 


James B. (Champ) Clark 


9 


Democrat 


1892, 1896-1918 


Uriel S. Hall 


2 


Democrat 


1892, 1894 


Charles F. Joy 


1 1 


Republican 


1892-1900 


Charles G. Burton 


15 


Republican 


1894 


Charles N. Clark 


1 


Republican 


1894 


George C. Crowther 


4 


Republican 


1894 


Joel D. Hubbard 


8 


Republican 


1894 


Norman A. Mozley 


14 


Republican 


1894 


John H. Raney 


13 


Republican 


1894 


John P. Tracey 


7 


Republican 


1894 


William M. Treloar 


9 


Republican 


1894 


Maecenas E. Benton 


15 


Democrat 


1 896-1 902 


Robert N. Bodine 


2 


Democrat 


1896 


Charles F. Cochran 


4 


Democrat 


1896-1902 


James A. Cooney 


7 


Democrat 


1896-1900 


William S. Cowherd 


5 


Democrat 


1 896-1 902 


James T. Lloyd 


1 


Democrat 


1897-1914 


Charles E. Pearce 


12 


Republican 


1896, 1898 


Edward A. Robb 


13 


Democrat 


1896-1902 


Willard D. Vandiver 


14 


Democrat 


1 896-1 902 


John Dougherty 


3 


Democrat 


1898-1902 


William W. Rucker 


2 


Democrat 


1898-1 920 


Dorsey W. Shackleford 9 


8 


Democrat 


1899-1916 


James J. Butler 


12 


Democrat 


1900, 1902 


John T. Hunt 


11 


Democrat 


1902-1904 


Robert Lamar 


16 


Democrat 


1902, 1906 


Courtney W. Hamlin 


7 


Democrat 


1902, 1906-16 


George C.R. Wagoner 


12 


Republican 


1902 


Harry M. Coudrey 


12 


Republican 


1 904-08 


Ernest E. Wood 


12 


Republican 


1904 


Edgar C. Ellis 


5 


Republican 


1904, 1906, 1920, 
1924, 1928 


Frank B. Fulkerson 


4 


Republican 


1904 


Frank B. Klepper 


3 


Republican 


1904 


Arthur P. Murphy 


16 


Republican 


1904, 1908 


Marion E. Rhodes 


13 


Republican 


1904, 1918, 1920 


Cassius M. Shartel 


15 


Republican 


1904 


William T. Tyndall 


14 


Republican 


1904 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 119 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


John Welborn 


7 


Republican 


1904 


Joshua W. Alexander 15 


3 


Democrat 


1906-18 


Henry S. Caulfield 


11 


Republican 


1906 


Joseph J. Russell 


14 


Democrat 


1906, 1910-16 


Madison R. Smith 


13 


Democrat 


1906 


Thomas Hackney 


15 


Democrat 


1906 


William P. Borland 


5 


Democrat 


1908-16 


Charles A. Crow 


14 


Republican 


1908 


Clement C. Dickinson 14 


6, At large 


Democrat 


1910-18, 1922-26, 
1930, 1932* 


Politte Elvins 


13 


Republican 


1908 


Patrick F. Gill 


1 1 


Democrat 


1908 


Theron E. Catlin 


1 1 


Republican 


1910 


James A. Daugherty 


15 


Democrat 


1910 


Leonidas C. Dyer 


12 


Republican 


1910, 1914-30 


Walter L. Hensley 


13 


Democrat 


1910-16 


Thomas L. Rubey 


16 


Democrat 


1910-18, 1922-26 


Perl D. Decker 


15 


Democrat 


1912-16 


Michael J. Gill 


12 


Democrat 


1912 


William L. Igoe 


11 


Democrat 


1912-18 


Jacob E. Meeker 16 


10 


Republican 


1914, 1916 


Frederick Essen 16 


10 


Republican 


1916 


Milton A. Romjue 


1 , At large 


Democrat 


1916, 1918, 1922-31*, 
1 934-40 


William T. Bland 


5 


Democrat 


1918 


Edward D. Hayes 


14 


Republican 


1918-1920 


Isaac V. McPherson 


15 


Republican 


1918-1920 


Samuel C. Major 


7 


Democrat 


1918, 1922-1926, 
1930 


Jacob L. Milligan 15 


3, At large 


Democrat 


1918, 1922-33* 


William L. Nelson 


8, 2 


Democrat 


1918, 1922-30, 
1 934-40 


Cleveland A. Newton 


10 


Republican 


1918-24 


William O. Atkeson 


6 


Republican 


1920 


Harry B. Hawes 18 


1 1 


Democrat 


1920-24 


Charles L. Faust 19 


4 


Republican 


1920-28 


Theodore W. Hukriede 


9 


Republican 


1920 


Henry F. Lawrence 


3 


Republican 


1920 


Frank C. Millspaugh 


1 


Republican 


1920 


Roscoe C. Patterson 


7 


Republican 


1920 


Sid C. Roach 


8 


Republican 


1920, 1922 


Samuel A. Shelton 


16 


Republican 


1920 


Clarence A. Cannon 


9, At large 


Democrat 


1922-1931*, 1934- 
1962 


James F. Fulbright 


14 


Democrat 


1922, 1926, 1930 


Henry L. Jost 


5 


Democrat 


1922 


Ralph F. Lozier 


2, At large 


Democrat 


1922-31* 


Joe J. Manlove 


15 


Democrat 


1922-30 


J. Scott Wolff 


13 


Democrat 


1922 


Ralph E. Bailey 


14 


Republican 


1924 


John J. Cochran 18 


11, 13, At 
large 


Democrat 


1926-32*, 1934-45 


Charles Edward Kiefner 


13 


Republican 


1924, 1928 


George H. Combs Jr. 


5 


Democrat 


1926 


Henry F. Niedringhaus 


10 


Republican 


1926-30 


Clyde Williams 


13, 8, At 
large 


Democrat 


1926, 1930, 1932*, 
1 934-40 


Thomas J. Halsey 


6 


Republican 


1928 


David Hopkins 19 


4 


Republican 


1929-1930 


Rowland C. Johnston 


16 


Republican 


1928 



120 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


John W. Palmer 


7 


Republican 


1928 


Dewey J. Short 


14,7 


Republican 


1928, 1934-54 


William E. Barton 


16 


Democrat 


1930 


Robert D. Johnson 17 


7 


Democrat 


1931 


Joseph B. Shannon 


5, At large 


Democrat 


1930, 1932*, 1934-40 


James R. Claiborne 


12, At 
large 


Democrat 


1932*, 1934 


Richard M. Duncan 


3, At large 


Democrat 


1932*, 1934-40 


Frank H. Lee 


At large 


Democrat 


1932* 


James E. Ruffin 


At large 


Democrat 


1932* 


Reuben T. Wood 


6, At large 


Democrat 


1932*, 1934-38 


Charles Jasper Bell 


4 


Democrat 


1934-46 


Thomas C. Hennings Jr. 


11 


Democrat 


1934-38 


Orville Zimmerman 


10 


Democrat 


1 934-46 


C. Arthur Anderson 


12 


Democrat 


1936, 1938 


Philip A. Bennett 


6 


Republican 


1940 


Walter Ploeser 


12 


Republican 


1 940-46 


John B. Sullivan 


11 


Democrat 


1 940, 1 944, 1 948, 
1950 


Samuel Washington (Wat) Arnold 


1 


Republican 


1942-46 


Marion T. Bennett 


6 


Republican 


1 942-46 


William C. Cole 


3 


Republican 


1942-46, 1952 


William Price Elmer 


8 


Republican 


1942 


Louis E. Miller 


1 1 


Republican 


1942 


Max Schwabe 


2 


Republican 


1 942-46 


Roger C. Slaughter 


5 


Democrat 


1942, 1944 


A.S.J. Carnahan 


8 


Democrat 


1944, 1948-58 


/"l 1 i r> 1 II 

Claude 1. Bakewell 


1 1 


Republican 


1946, 1951 


Park M. Banta 


8 


Republican 


1946 


Frank M. Karsten 


13, 1 


Democrat 


1946-1966 


Albert L. Reeves Jr. 


5 


Republican 


1946 


Richard W. Boiling 


5 


Democrat 


1 948-80 


George H. Christopher 


6, 4 


Democrat 


1948, 1954-1958 


Leonard Irving 


4 


Democrat 


1948, 1950 


Paul C. Jones 


10 


Democrat 


1 948-66 


Raymond W. Karst 


12 


Democrat 


1948 


Clare Magee 


1 


Democrat 


1948, 1950 


Morgan M. Moulder 


2 


Democrat 


1948-1960 


nl •! i \ \ r 1 1 

Phil J. Welch 


3 


Democrat 


1948-1950 


O.K. Armstrong 


6 


Republican 


1950 


Thomas B. Curtis 


12,2 


Republican 


1950-66 


Jeffrey P. Hi Nelson 


4 


Republican 


1952 


Leonor K. Sullivan 


3 


Democrat 


1952-74 


William R. Hull Jr. 


6 


Democrat 


1 954-70 


Charles H. Brown 


7 


Democrat 


1956, 1958 


i > CM' ■ r-> III 

William J. Randall 


4 


Democrat 


1959-74 


Durward G. Hall 


7 


Republican 


1 960-70 


Richard H. Ichord 


8 


Democrat 


1 960-78 


William L. Hungate 


9 


Democrat 


1 962-74 


Bill D. Burlison 


10 


Democrat 


1 968-78 


William Lacy Clay Sr. 


1 


Democrat 


1968-98 


James W. Symington 


2 


Democrat 


1 968-74 


Jerry Litton 20 


6 


Democrat 


1972, 1974 


Gene Taylor 


7 


Republican 


1972-86 


E. Thomas Coleman 20 


6 


Republican 


1976-90 


Richard A. Gephardt 


3 


Democrat 


1976-2002 


Ike Skelton 


4 


Democrat 


1976-2008 


Harold L. Volkmer 


9 


Democrat 


1976-94 


Robert A. Young III 


2 


Democrat 


1976-84 



UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 121 



Name 


District 


Political Party 


Elected 


Wendell Bailey 


8 


Republican 


1980 


William (Bill) Emerson 21 


10, 8 


Republican 


1 980-94 


Alan D. Wheat 


5 


Democrat 


1 982-92 


John W. (Jack) Buechner 


2 


Republican 


1986,1988 


Melton D. (Mel) Hancock 


7 


Republican 


1 988-94 


Joan Kelly Horn 


2 


Democrat 


1990 


Patsy Ann (Pat) Danner 


6 


Democrat 


1992-98 


James M. Talent 


2 


Republican 


1992-98 


Karen McCarthy 


5 


Democrat 


1994-2002 


Roy D. Blunt 


7 


Republican 


1996-2008 


Jo Ann Emerson 2122 


8 


Independent, Republican 


1996-2012 


Kenny Hulshof 


9 


Republican 


1996-2008 


W. Todd Akin 


2 


Republican 


2000-2010 


William Lacy Clay Jr. 


1 


Democrat 


2000-present 


Sam B. Graves Jr. 


6 


Republican 


2000-present 


Russ Carnahan 


3 


Democrat 


2004-201 


Emanuel Cleaver II 


5 


Democrat 


2004-present 


Blaine Luetkemeyer 


9 


Republican 


2008-present 


Vicky Hartzler 


4 


Republican 


2010-present 


Billy Long 


7 


Republican 


201 0-present 


Ann Wagner 


2 


Republican 


2012 


Jason Smith 22 


8 


Republican 


2013 



Sterling Price resigned, going to the Mexican War, and William McDaniel was elected to fill the vacancy. 
2 John G. Miller died, and Thomas P. Akers was elected to fill the vacancy. 
3 Francis P. Blair resigned. 

4 John B. Clark was expelled and William A. Hall was elected to fill the vacancy. 

5 John W. Noel I died and J.G. Scott was elected to fill the vacancy. 

6 John W. Reid was expelled and Thomas L. Price was elected to fill the vacancy. 

7 Joseph W. McClurg was elected Governor and resigned. John H. Stover was elected to fill the vacancy. 
8 Thomas E. Noel I died and J.R. McCormick was elected to fill the vacancy. 
9 Richard P. Bland died and Dorsey W. Shackleford was elected to fill the vacancy. 

10 Alfred M. Lay died December 8, 1879 and John F. Philips was elected at a special election January 10, 1880 to fill 
the vacancy. 

11 Thomas Allen died and James H. McLean was elected to fill the vacancy. 

12 James N. Burnes died in 1889 and Charles F. Booher was elected to fill the vacancy. 

13 James P. Walker died and R.H. Whitelaw was elected to fill the vacancy. 

14 David A. DeArmond died and Clement C. Dickinson was elected to fill the vacancy. 

15 Joshua W. Alexander resigned and Jacob L. Milligan was elected to fill the vacancy. 

16 Jacob E. Meeker died and Frederick Essen was elected to fill the vacancy. 

17 Sam C. Major died and Robert D. Johnson was elected to fill the vacancy. 

18 Harry B. Hawes resigned and John J. Cochran was elected to fill the vacancy. 

19 Charles L. Faust died December 1 7, 1 928, and David Hopkins was elected to fill the vacancy. 

20 Jerry Litton died and E. Thomas Coleman was elected November 2, 1976, to fill the vacancy. He was also elected 
to a full term beginning January 3, 1 977. 

21 Jo Ann Emerson was elected to two terms in the 1 996 general election. She ran as a Republican in the special elec- 
tion to serve out the remainder of the term in the seat held by her late husband, U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson, who died 
in June 1 996. With not enough time for her name to be added to the ballot for the next full term in Congress, Jo 
Ann Emerson ran for the upcoming term as an Independent. She won both elections and began her congressional 
service during the 1 04th Congress, representing Missouri's eighth district starting in November 1 996. 

22 |o Ann Emerson resigned and Jason Smith was elected to fill the vacancy. 

Historical Note: The election of early Missouri delegates was by general statewide ticket. In 1847, the state was di- 
vided into five congressional districts from which representatives were elected. In 1 863, the districts were expanded 
to number nine, and 10 years later in 1873, Missouri was redistricted to allow for 13 congressional districts. By acts 
approved in 1882 and 1885, Missouri was allowed one additional district and in 1893, the congressional districts 
numbered 15. Missouri was allowed 16 districts in 1901; these were in place until 1933. In that year, the state was 
allotted 13 representatives, while the legislature redistricted the state. Those 13 representatives were elected at large 
(indicated by an asterisk (*) in the listing). The state has been redistricted at various times over the last 40 years, 
moving from 1 1 districts in the 1950s, to ten districts in the 1960s, to nine in the 1980s, to the current number of 
8 congressional districts in 201 1 . Because of the redisricting, it may be necessary to check the Revised Statutes of 
Missouri to determine which Missouri counties were represented by a district during a particular year. Redistricting 
changes generally occur in the years following the taking of the federal census. 



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Senator Harry Truman, September 1944, Camp Crowder. 



Chapter 4 

Legislative Branch 



1?r " • 




Senator Truman striding down the steps of the Capitol 
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The Missouri 
General 
Assembly 

Legislative power in Missouri is vested by 
Section 1, Article III of the 1945 Constitution in 
the General Assembly, composed of the Senate 
and the House of Representatives. Their website 
is www.moga.mo.gov. 

The Senate consists of 34 members elect- 
ed for four-year terms. Senators from odd-num- 
bered districts are elected in presidential election 
years. Senators from even-numbered districts are 
chosen in the midterm elections. Each senator 
must be at least 30 years of age, a qualified voter 
of the state for three years and of the district he 
or she represents for one year. The lieutenant 
governor is president and presiding officer of the 
Senate. In the absence of the lieutenant gover- 
nor, the president pro tern, elected by the Senate 
members, presides. 

The House of Representatives consists of 1 63 
members, elected at each general election for a 
two-year term. A representative must be at least 
24 years of age, a qualified voter of the state for 
two years and of the district he or she represents 
for one year. The House is presided over by the 
speaker, chosen by the members, and in the 
absence of the speaker by the speaker pro tern. 

Reapportionment of both houses of the 
Missouri General Assembly following each 
decennial U.S. census is provided for by the 
Missouri Constitution. 

Senators and representatives receive a salary 
of $39,515 per year, a weekly allowance for 
miles traveled going to and returning from their 
place of meeting and expenses for each day the 
General Assembly is in session. 

Time of Meeting 

The General Assembly convenes annually 
on the first Wednesday after the first Monday of 
January. Adjournment is midnight on May 30, 
with no consideration of bills after 6 p.m. on 
the first Friday after the second Monday in May. 
The General Assembly reconvenes on the first 
Wednesday following the second Monday in 



September for a period not to exceed 1 calen- 
dar days to consider vetoed bills. 

A special session of the General Assembly 
may be called by petition of the General 
Assembly. If three-fourths of the members of the 
Senate and three-fourths of the members of the 
House sign the petition calling for a special ses- 
sion, the president pro tern of the Senate and the 
speaker of the House shall, by joint proclama- 
tion, convene the General Assembly in special 
session. The petition and proclamation must 
specifically state the subjects to be considered 
during the special session, and the signed peti- 
tion must be filed with the secretary of state. 

The General Assembly shall automatically 
stand adjourned sine die at 6 p.m. on the 30th 
calendar day after the convening of the special 
session unless it has adjourned sine die before 
the 30th day. No appropriation bill shall be 
considered in the special session if the General 
Assembly has not passed the operating budget 
in compliance with Article III, Section 25 of the 
Missouri Constitution. 

The governor may convene the General 
Assembly in extraordinary session for a maxi- 
mum of 60 calendar days at any time. Only 
subjects recommended by the governor in his or 
her call or a special message may be considered. 

Organization of the General Assembly 

Following the general election in November 
of even numbered years, the majority and minor- 
ity members of each house caucus separately 
nominate candidates for the offices to be elected 
by each body and organize their parties for the 
coming session. Nominees of the majority party 
and minority party are elected. Each party names 
its floor leader, assistant floor leader, caucus 
chair and secretary. 

Both houses of the General Assembly con- 
vene at noon on the opening day of the session. 
The Senate is called to order by the lieutenant 
governor. Temporary officers are named and 
the roll of new and incumbent senators is read. 
Newly elected senators are then sworn in, usu- 
ally by a judge of the Supreme Court. The presi- 
dent pro tern and other permanent officers are 
then elected and take an oath of office adminis- 
tered by the president of the Senate. 

The House of Representatives is called to 
order by the secretary of state and the oath is 
administered to all members. After the swear- 
ing-in ceremony, a roll call is taken and a tempo- 
rary speaker is named. He or she presides for the 
nomination and election of permanent officers. 
Temporary rules, usually the rules in force for the 
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After each house notifies the other that it is 
duly organized, a House Resolution is adopted, 
inviting the Senate to a joint meeting to receive 
the governor's message. Under the Constitution, 
the governor, at the beginning of each session, 
delivers a message concerning state government 
with any recommendations he or she wishes to 
make for the enactment of legislation. This mes- 
sage is commonly referred to as the State of the 
State Address. 

Each house determines its own rules, and 
procedures and rules may not be dispensed with, 
except by unanimous consent or concurrence by 
a constitutional majority. Both the Senate and 
House are required to keep a daily journal of 
their proceedings. At the end of the session, the 
journals are bound by the House and Senate. The 
secretary of state's office maintains microform 
copies of the journals. 

Term Limits 

In November 1992, the voters approved an 
amendment to the Missouri Constitution to limit 
for the first time the amount of total service in the 
House and Senate to eight years in each. Total 
legislative service was limited to sixteen years. In 
November 2002 voters approved an additional 
amendment to allow members elected through 
a special election, after the effective date, to 
serve the partial term and two full terms for the 
Senate and four full terms for the House, through 
a general election. 

How Bills Become Laws 

General Provisions 

Bills may originate in either house and are 
designated as Senate Bills or House Bills, depend- 
ing on the house in which they originate. No bill 
(except general appropriations bills) may contain 
more than one subject, which is to be expressed 
clearly in its title. No bill can be amended in its 
passage through either house so as to change its 
original purpose. No bill can be introduced in 
either house after the 60th legislative day of a 
session unless consented to by a majority of the 
elected members of each house. No appropriation 
bill shall be taken up for consideration after 6 p.m. 
on the first Friday following the first Monday in 
May of each year. 

Introduction of a Bill 

Missouri law provides for pre-introduction 
of bills beginning December 1 preceding the 
opening of the assembly session and continuing 
up to, but not including, the first day of session. 
Bills filed during the pre-introduction period are 
automatically introduced and read the first time 
on the opening day of session. 



Bills also may be introduced by any senator or 
representative during session. Bills may be written 
by the legislator or by the staff of the Committee on 
Legislative Research at the request of a senator or 
representative. When introduced, a bill is assigned 
a number and read for the first time by its title. It 
then goes on the calendar for second reading and 
assignment to committee by the speaker of the 
House or the president pro tern of the Senate. 

A public hearing before the committee to 
which a bill is assigned is the next step in the 
legislative process. Except in the case of unusually 
controversial, complex or lengthy bills, the bill is 
presented by its sponsor, and both proponents and 
opponents are heard in a single hearing. When 
hearings are concluded, the committee meets to 
vote and makes its recommendations. The com- 
mittee may (1) report the bill with the recommen- 
dation that it "do pass;" (2) recommend passage 
with committee amendments, which are attached 
to the bill; (3) return the bill without recommenda- 
tion; (4) substitute in lieu of the original bill a new 
bill to be known as a committee substitute; (5) 
report the bill with a recommendation that it "do 
not pass;" or (6) make no report at all. 

Perfection of a Bill 

If a bill is reported favorably out of commit- 
tee or a substitute is recommended, it may be 
placed on the "perfection calendar." When it 
is brought up for consideration, it is debated on 
the floor of the originating house. If a substitute 
is recommended by the committee or if commit- 
tee amendments are attached to the bill, they 
are first presented, debated and voted upon. At 
this point, further amendments can be proposed 
by other members. When all amendments and 
substitutes have been considered, a motion is 
made to declare the bill perfected. Perfection is 
voted on by a voice vote or, on the request of five 
members, by roll call. If a majority of members 
vote to perfect, the bill is reprinted in its original 
or amended form. 

Final Passage of a Bill 

After perfection and reprinting, the bill goes 
on the calendar for third reading and final pas- 
sage. When the bill is reached in the order of 
business, any member may speak for or against 
its passage, but no further amendments can be 
offered. At the conclusion of debate, a recorded 
vote is taken. Approval of a constitutional major- 
ity of the elected members (1 8 in the Senate and 
82 in the House) is required for final passage. 

Passage of the bill is then reported to the other 
chamber where it is read a second time, referred 
to committee for hearing, reported by committee, 
read a third time and offered for final approval. If 
further amendments or substitutes are approved, 
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a request that the changes be approved. If the 
originating house does not approve, a confer- 
ence may be requested and members from each 
house are designated as a conference committee. 
Upon agreement by the conference committee 
(usually a compromise of differences), each 
reports to its own house on the committee's 
recommendation. The originating house acts first 
on the conference committee version of the bill. 
If it is approved it goes to the other house; upon 
approval there, the bill is declared "truly agreed 
to and finally passed." If either house rejects the 
conference committee report, it may be returned 
to the same or a newly appointed committee for 
further conferences. 

Upon final passage, a bill is ordered enrolled, 
printed in its final form, and the bills are closely 
compared and proofed for errors. 

Signing of the Bill 

Bills truly agreed to and finally passed in their 
printed form are then signed in open session by 
the House speaker and Senate president or presi- 
dent pro tern. At the time of signing, any member 
may file written objections, which are sent with 
the bill to the governor. 

Governor's Part in Lawmaking 

The governor has 1 5 days to act on a bill if it 
is sent to him during the legislative session and 
45 days if the Legislature has adjourned or has 
recessed for a 30-day period. 

If he or she signs a bill, it is returned to its 
house of origin with a message of approval, then 
delivered to the Office of Secretary of State. The 



bill is delivered directly to the Office of Secretary 
of State if the Legislature is not in session. 

If the governor vetoes a bill, it is returned to 
the house of origin with his or her objections. A 
two-thirds vote by members of both houses is 
required to override a governor's veto. 

If any bill is not returned by the governor 
within the time limits prescribed by Article III, 
Section 31 of the Missouri Constitution, it will 
become law in the same manner as if the gover- 
nor had signed it. 

Effective Date of Laws 

The 1945 constitution provides that no law 
passed by the General Assembly shall take effect 
until 90 days after the end of the session in which 
it was enacted, except an appropriation act or in 
case of an emergency, which must be expressed in 
the preamble or in the body of the act. Some bills 
specify the exact date when they are to take effect. 

Duties of the Secretary of State 

The secretary of state preserves and the state 
archives binds and maintains the finally printed 
and signed copy of the law. The laws are pub- 
lished annually by the Committee on Legislative 
Research in a volume titled Laws of Missouri. 

The general statute laws are revised, digested 
and promulgated by the revisor of statutes, in the 
Office of the Committee on Legislative Research. 
These are known as the Revised Statutes of 
Missouri. The Committee on Legislative Research 
also publishes annual supplements to the statutes 
to include changes in laws since the last revision. 



Ninety-Seventh General Assembly Schedule 



First Regular Session 

Bill filing opens December 1, 2012 

Session convened January 9, 2013 

Last day for bills to be considered May 1 7, 201 3 

Session adjourned May 17, 2013 

Governor's approval by July 14, 2013 

Effective date of laws* August 28, 201 3 

Veto Session 

Session convened September 11, 2013 

Second Regular Session 

Bill filing opens December 1 , 201 3 

Session convenes January 8, 2014 

Last day for bills to be considered May 1 6, 2014 

Session adjourns May 16, 2014 

Governor's approval by July 14, 2014 

Effective date of laws* August 28, 2014 

Veto Session 

Session convenes September 10, 2014 



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The 
Missouri 
Senate 



Officers of the Senate, 
Ninety-Seventh General Assembly, 
First Regular Session, 2013 

Peter Kinder, President (Lt. Governor) 

Tom Dempsey, President Pro Tern 

Ron Richard, Majority Floor Leader 

Mike Kehoe, Assistant Majority Floor Leader 

Eric Schmitt, Majority Caucus Chair 

Jay Wasson, Majority Caucus Secretary 

Brian Nieves, Majority Caucus Whip 

Jolie Justus, Minority Floor Leader 

S. Kiki Curls, Assistant Minority Floor Leader 

Joe Keaveny, Minority Caucus Chair 

Gina Walsh, Minority Caucus Secretary 

Terry Spieler, Secretary of Senate 

Jim Howerton, Senate Administrator 

Bill Smith, Sergeant-at-Arms 

Committees of the Senate, 
Ninety-Seventh General Assembly, 
First Regular Session, 2013 

(As of January 31, 2013) 

Administration: Dempsey chair; Richard, vice chair; 
Justus; Kehoe; McKenna. 

Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources: 

Munzlinger, chair; Libia, vice chair; Brown; Curls; 
McKenna; Parson; Pearce. 

Appropriations: Schaefer, chair; Rupp, vice chair; 
Brown; Curls; Kehoe; Parson; Pearce; Schaaf; Sifton; 
Silvey; Walsh. 

Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the 
Environment: Lager, chair; Kehoe, vice chair; 
Cunningham; Emery; Holsman; Keaveny; Kraus; 
Schaefer; Wallingford; Walsh. 

Education: Pearce, chair; Romine, vice chair; Brown; 
Chappelle-Nadal; Curls; Emery; Holsman; Libia; 
Nieves; Rupp. 

Financial and Governmental Organizations and 
Elections: Wasson, chair; Cunningham, vice chair; 
Dixon; Keaveny; Kraus; LeVota; Pearce; Sater; 
Sifton; Wallingford. 

General Laws: Nieves, chair; Schaaf, vice chair; 
Holsman; Libia; Nasheed; Romine; Silvey. 

Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight: 

Parson, chair; Silvey, vice chair; Cunningham; 
Kehoe; LeVota; Nasheed; Wasson. 

Gubernatorial Appointments: Dempsey, chair; Richard, 
vice chair; Lager; Lamping; Munzlinger; McKenna; 
LeVota; Nasheed; Schaaf; Schmitt. 




PETER KINDER 
President 
Missouri Senate 



TOM DEMPSEY 
President Pro Tern 
Missouri Senate 




RON RICHARD 
Majority Floor Leader 
Missouri Senate 



JOLIE JUSTUS 
Minority Floor Leader 
Missouri Senate 



Jobs, Economic Development and Local 
Government: Schmitt, chair; Dixon, vice chair; 
Justus; Kraus; Lamping; McKenna; Nasheed; 
Romine; Sater; Wasson. 

Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence: Dixon, 
chair; Emery, vice chair; Justus; Keaveny; Schaaf; 
Schaefer; Schmitt. 

Progress and Development: Justus, chair; Curls, vice 
chair; Silvey; Wallingford; Walsh. 

Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics: Richard, 
chair; Dempsey, vice chair; Lager; LeVota; Libia; 
Nieves; Walsh. 

Seniors, Families and Pensions: Lamping, chair; Sater, 
vice chair; Chappelle-Nadal; Keaveny; Kraus; Libia; 
Romine. 

Small Business, Insurance and Industry: Rupp, chair; 
Parson, vice chair; Curls; Munzlinger; Wallingford; 
Walsh; Wasson. 

Transportation and Infrastructure: Kehoe, chair; 
Lamping, vice chair; Dixon; Holsman; McKenna; 
Munzlinger; Wasson. 

Veterans' Affairs and Health: Brown, chair; Schaaf, vice 
chair; Chappelle-Nadal; Cunningham; Holsman; 
Nieves; Sater; Schmitt; Sifton; Silvey. 

Ways and Means: Kraus, chair; Wallingford, vice chair; 
Chappelle-Nadal; Emery; Lager; Lamping; LeVota; 
Parson; Schmitt; Sifton. 



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TERRY L. SPIELER JIM HOWERTON BILL SMITH 

Senate Secretary Senate Administrator Sergeant-at-Arms 

Alphabetical list of State Senators, 2013 
Name District Email Address 

Brown, Dan W. (R) 16 dan.brown@senate.mo.gov 

Chappelle-Nadal, Maria (D) 14 maria.chappellenadal@senate.mo.gov 

Cunningham, Mike (R) 33 mike.cunningham@senate.mo.gov 

Curls, Shalonn (Kiki) (D) 9 shalonn.curls@senate.mo.gov 

Dempsey, Tom (R) 23 tom.dempsey@senate.mo.gov 

Dixon, Bob (R) 30 bob.dixon@senate.mo.gov 

Emery, Edgar G.H. (R) 31 ed.emery@senate.mo.gov 

Holsman, Jason R. (D) 7 jason.holsman@senate.mo.gov 

Justus, Jolie L. (D) 10 jolie.justus@senate.mo.gov 

Keaveny, Joseph P. (D) 4 joe.keaveny@senate.mo.gov 

Kehoe, Mike (R) 6 mike.kehoe@senate.mo.gov 

Kraus, Will (R) 8 will.kraus@senate.mo.gov 

Lager, Brad R. (R) 12 brad.lager@senate.mo.gov 

Lamping, John (R) 24 john.lamping@senate.mo.gov 

LeVota, Paul V. (D) 11 paul.levota@senate.mo.gov 

Libia, Doug (R) 25 doug.libla@senate.mo.gov 

McKenna, Ryan G. (D) 22 rmckenna@senate.mo.gov 

Munzlinger, Brian (R) 18 brian.munzlinger@senate.mo.gov 

Nasheed, Jamilah (D) 5 jamilah.nasheed@senate.mo.gov 

Nieves, Brian D. (R) 26 brian.nieves@senate.mo.gov 

Parson, Michael L. (R) 28 mparson@senate.mo.gov 

Pearce, David Brent (R) 21 david.pearce@senate.mo.gov 

Richard, Ronald F. (R) 32 ronald.richard@senate.mo.gov 

Romine, Gary A. (R) 3 gary.romine@senate.mo.gov 

Rupp, Scott T. (R) 2 scott.rupp@senate.mo.gov 

Sater, David (R) 29 david.sater@senate.mo.gov 

Schaaf, Rob (R) 34 rob.schaaf@senate.mo.gov 

Schaefer, Kurt U. (R) 19 kurt.schaefer@senate.mo.gov 

Schmitt, Eric S. (R) 15 eschmitt@senate.mo.gov 

Sifton, Scott (D) 1 scott.sifton@senate.mo.gov 

Silvey, Ryan A. (R) 17 ryan.silvey@senate.mo.gov 

Wallingford, Wayne (R) 27 wayne.wallingford@senate.mo.gov 

Walsh, Gina (D) 13 gina.walsh@senate.mo.gov 

Wasson, Jay (R) 20 jay.wasson@senate.mo.gov 

Number of Senators 34 

Republicans 24 

Democrats 10 

Terms expire: 

Even-numbered districts, January 2015 
Odd-numbered districts, January 2017 



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District 1— SCOTT SIFTON 

Capitol office: Room 425; phone (573) 751-0220 
Email address: scott.sifton@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Appropriations; Financial and Governmental 
Organization and Elections; Veterans' Affairs and Health; Ways 
and Means. 

Biography: Sen. Scott Sifton represents St. Louis County in the 
Missouri Senate. He was elected to his first four-year term in 
November 2012. Before winning election to the Senate, he 
served in the House of Representatives from 2011-2012 and 
the Affton Board of Education from 2001-2010. Sen. Sifton is 
involved in the Affton Chamber of Commerce, Affton Community 
Betterment Association, and Lemay Chamber of Commerce. He 
graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Truman State 
University in 1996, received his Juris Doctor from the University 
of Michigan Law School in 1999. Sen. Sifton is a partner at the 
Husch Blackwell Law Firm. Sen. Sifton resides in Affton with his 
son Stephen and his daughter Madelyn. Democrat. 




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District 2— SCOTT T. RUPP 

Capitol office: Room 416; phone (573) 751-1282 
District address: 1307 Bear View Ct., Wentzville 63385 
Email address: scott.rupp@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Small Business, Industry and Insurance 
(chair); Appropriations (vice chair); Education. 

Biography: Sen. Rupp resides in Wentzville with his wife Carissa. 
He has one daughter, Noelle Jana, one son, Scott T. Rupp Jr., 
and three stepchildren, Hayley, Emily and Christian. A graduate 
of Duchesne High School, he went on to earn a political science 
degree from Mizzou in 1995. After college, he founded a college 
prep company, Educational Funding and Financial Aid Specialists, 
which assists parents of high school students in preparing their 
children for college. During that same time, he started a mortgage 
brokerage called Educational Financing Co., specializing in loans 
for parents of college-bound students. After selling his business 
ventures, Sen. Rupp took a position as vice president of business development at UMB Bank, where 
he currently specializes in commercial lending. Elected to the House: 2002 and 2004. Elected to the 
Senate: April 2006 (special election); re-elected November 2006 and 2010. Republican. 



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District 3— GARY A. ROMINE 

Capitol office: Room 334; phone (573) 751-4008 
Home address: 332 E. Karsch Bl., Farmington 63640 
Email address: gary.romine@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: General Laws; Seniors, Families and 
Pensions; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government- 
Education (vice chair). 

Biography: Born April 22, 1956, in Poplar Bluff. Graduate of 
Poplar Bluff High School; Three Rivers Community College, 
A.A.S., business mid-management, 1976; Central Missouri State 
University, B.S., marketing/education, 1978. He and his wife 
Kathy raised five children in southeast Missouri. Sen. Romine is 
president and CEO of Show-Me-Rent-To-Own, which he founded 
more than 25 years ago. Serves as chair of the board for the 
Ste. Genevieve-based MRV banks; past president of the Mineral 
Area College Board of Trustees; past president and public rela- 
tions chairman of the Association of Progressive Rental Organizations; past legislative liaison for 
Missouri Rental Dealers Association; member of the Government Relations Committee for the Mo. 
Bankers Association. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Republican. 




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District 4— JOSEPH P. KEAVENY 

Capitol office: Room 428; phone (573) 751-3599 
Home address: 621 9 Westminster PL, St. Louis 63130 
Email address: joe.keaveney@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and 
the Environment; Financial and Governmental Organizations and 
Elections; Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence; Seniors, 
Families and Pensions. 

Biography: Sen. Keaveny practices in the trust and probate section 
of Weiss Attorneys at Law and serves as committeeman for the 28th 
Ward in St. Louis. He grew up in the city's Skinker-DeBaliviere 
neighborhood and graduated from Christian Brothers College H.S. 
Undergraduate degree in accounting from Univ. of Mo.-St. Louis; 
master's degree in finance; a law degree. For the past 20 years, 
he managed portfolios for high-income individuals and later man- 
aged compliance issues with the U.S. Securities and Exchange 
Commission for U.S. Bank. Sen. Keaveny's legislative agenda 
includes STLPD, the death penalty, seat belts, early-childhood education, child support, trusts and 
retirement, judicial procedures, criminal procedures and state Historic Tax Credits. Elected to the 
Senate: 2009 (special election), 2010. Democrat. 





District 5 — JAMILAH NASHEED 

Capitol office: Room 328; phone (573) 751-4415 

Home address: 471 Lee Ave., St. Louis, 631 1 5 

Email address: jamilah.nasheed@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: General Laws; Governmental Accountability 

and Fiscal Oversight; Gubernatorial Appointments; Jobs, Economic 

Development and Local Government. 

Biography: Sen. Nasheed was born on October 17, 1972, in St. 
Louis, Mo., where she resides with her husband Fahim Nasheed,and 
her 14-year-old cousin, Najawah Williams, whom she has cared for 
since she was a child. Sen. Nasheed, who was elected to the House 
of Representatives in 2006, served as the chair of the Urban Issues 
Committee and as a member of the Budget, Economic Development 



^^^^^^fk MS Nasheed owned for ten years an inner-city bookstore and founded 
an organization to educate youth about the electoral process. Sen. 
Nasheed has received numerous awards, including awards from the St. Louis Public Schools Role 
Model Program and the St. Louis Association of Colored Women's Club. Elected to the House: 
2006-2010. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Democrat. 




District 6— MIKE KEHOE 

Capitol office: Room 220; phone (573) 751-2076 
Email address: mike.kehoe@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Transportation and infrastructure (chair); 
Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and the Environment (vice 
chair); Administration; Appropriations, Government Accountability 
and Fiscal Oversight. 

Biography: Assistant majority floor leader. Born January 17, 1962, 
St. Louis. Married to Claudia McCormick. They have four children: 
Carol, Michael, Maggie and Claire. Member: Cathedral of St. Joseph; 
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Chamber of 
Commerce; Missouri Farm Bureau; Central Missouri United Way; 
MoDOT and Patrol Employees Retirement System (MPERS) Board 
(chair, 2009); National Rifle Association; Missouri Automobile 
Dealers Association; Sons of the American Legion. Former member: 
Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (chair, 2009); 
Linn State Technical College Board of Regents; USS Missouri 
Commissioning Committee; Jefferson City Diocese Jubilee Committee. Former owner/president of 
Osage Industries, Linn; and Mike Kehoe Ford, Jefferson City. Inducted into the National Automobile 
Dealers Hall of Fame, 2001. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 



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District 7— JASON R. HOLSMAN 

Capitol office: 329; phone: (573) 751-6607 
Home address: PO Box 480572, Kansas City 64131 
Email address: jason.holsman@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and 
the Environment; General Laws; Transportation and Infrastructure; 
Veterans' Affairs and Health. 

Biography: Born March 25, 1976; Blue Valley High School gradu- 
ate; B.A. in political science and U.S. history from University of 
Kansas 1999; Master of Arts in diplomacy and military science 
from Norwich University, 2003. Holsman taught at Van Horn High 
School, Kansas City, Mo., while coaching varsity sports. Holsman 
has been an advocate for legislation that promotes a sustain- 
able economy through energy independence and food security. 
Holsman and wife Robyn are the proud parents of two young chil- 
dren. They live in Kansas City and are active members at John Knox 

Kirk Presbyterian Church. Holsman also teaches international relations and history of the Constitution 
at the University of Phoenix. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 2010. Elected to the Senate: 2012. 
Democrat. 



District 8— WILL KRAUS 

Capitol office: Room 418; phone (573) 751-1464 
Home address: 612 S.W. Trailpark Cir., Lee's Summit 64081 
Email address: will.kraus@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and 
the Environment; Financial and Governmental Organizations and 
Elections; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government- 
Seniors, Families and Pensions; Ways and Means (chair). 

Biography: Born in March 1973. A graduate of the University of 
Central Missouri. He and his wife Carmen have two children: Tylor 
and Tannor. He is a major in the Missouri National Guard and has 
served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and on a humanitarian mission in 
Uganda. Member: VFW; American Legion; Lee's Summit and Blue 
Springs Chambers of Commerce; Missouri Farm Bureau; First Baptist 
Church Raytown; and Rotary. Has won awards such as the VFW 
Legislator of the Year, "A Better Missouri for Children Award" from 
the Missouri PTA and the Locke and Smith Award. In addition to his legislative duties he is a small 
business owner. Elected to the House: 2004, 2006, 2008. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 




District 9— SHALONN (KIKI) CURLS 

Capitol office: Room 434; phone (573) 751-3158 

Email address: shalonn.curls@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor 

Resources; Appropriations; Education; Progress and Development 

(vice chair); Small Business, Insurance and Industry. 

Biography: Sen. Shalonn "Kiki" Curls represents the 9th senatorial 
district in Jackson County, Mo. Sen. Curls won a special election 
to the Missouri Senate in February 2011 after serving two terms in 
the Missouri House of Representatives. In addition to her legislative 
duties, she works in real estate development and currently serves as 
the 14th Ward Democratic committeewoman in Kansas City. She is 
also a member of St. Monica's Catholic Church. Sen. Curls received 
her education from St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City and the 
University of Missouri-Columbia. She is the proud mother of twins, 
James and Michaela. Elected to the House: 2007. Elected to the 
Senate (special election): 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 10— JOLIE JUSTUS 

Capitol office: Room 333; phone (573) 751-2788 
District address: PO Box 41 1464, Kansas City 64141 
Email address: jolie.justus@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Administration; Jobs, Economic Development 
and Local Government; Judiciary and Civil and Criminal 
Jurisprudence; Progress and Development (chair). 

Biography: Minority floor leader. Born in Kansas City. Graduate, 
Missouri State University, B.S., 1994; University of Missouri-Kansas 
City School of Law, J.D. with distinction, 1998. Elected to the 
Senate: 2006; 2010. Democrat. 



District 1 1— PAUL LeVOTA 

Capitol office: Room 421; phone (573) 751-3074 
Email address: paul.levota@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Financial and Governmental Organizations 
and Elections; Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight; 
Gubernatorial Appointments; Rules, Joint Rules Resolutions and 
Ethics; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Born March 22, 1968, lifelong resident of Jackson 
County, growing up and living in Independence. Graduate of 
Truman H.S., B.S. in speech communications and political science 
from Central Missouri State Univ., and a master's degree from Baker 
Univ. Lives in Independence with wife Nancy and two daughters, 
Meghan and Madeline. Member: Democratic Leadership Council- 
Saint Mark's Catholic Church; and the Independence PTA. Awards: 
The Hero for Healthcare Award, The 2008 James C. Kirkpatrick 
Excellence in Governance Award.; The St. Louis Business Journal 
2008 Legislative Award; "Champion of Justice" from the MATA; 
Friend of Education Award by Missouri NEA; National Delegate to the ACYPL exchange program to 
the People's Republic of China. Elected to the House: 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Unanimously 
elected as House minority leader from 2007 to 2010. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Democrat. 





District 12— BRAD LAGER 

Capitol office: Room 422; phone (573) 751-1415 
District address: PO Box 316, Savannah 64485 
Email address: brad.lager@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and 
the Environment (chair); Gubernatorial Appointments; Rules, Joint 
Rules, Resolutions and Ethics; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Born July 20, 1975, in Maryville. Lifelong resident of 
northwest Missouri. Graduate of Northwest Missouri State Univ. 
Family includes wife Stephanie, children Addison and Andrew. He is 
an entrepreneur and small business owner. Began career in public ser- 
vice in 2001 on the Maryville City Council. Served in Mo. House from 
2002-2006. Now represents the people of 15 counties in northwest 
Missouri. Honored for his service by: Mo. Farm Bureau, Mo. Corn 
Growers, Mo. Chamber, Mo. Community College Assoc., Regional 
Chamber and Growth Assoc., Mo. Area Health Education Centers and 
Mo. Assoc. Industries. Elected to the House: 2002, 2004. Elected to Senate: 2006, 2010. Republican. 



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District 13— GINA WALSH 

Capitol office: Room 427; phone (573) 751-2420 
Email address: gina.walsh@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Appropriations; Commerce, Consumer 
Protection, Energy and the Environment; Progress and Development; 
Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics; Small Business, Insurance 
and Industry. 

Biography: Minority caucus secretary. Lifelong resident of North St. 
Louis County. Graduate of Rosary H.S. and the Int'l. Assoc. of Heat 
and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Apprenticeship School. 
Gina and her late husband Jim have three children: Michaela, 
Sarah and Kathleen. Retired construction insulator. Member: Holy 
Name of Jesus parish — Bellefontaine Neighbors; North County 
Labor Legislative Club; St. Ferdinand and Spanish Lake Democratic 
Clubs, North County Incorporated board of directors, Heat and Frost 
Insulators and Allied Workers Local #1, president of the Missouri 
State Building and Construction Trades Council (AFL-CIO). Elected to House: 2002-2010; Elected to 
Senate: 2012. Democrat. 




District 14— MARIA CHAPPELLE-NADAL 

Capitol office: Room 330; phone (573) 751-4106 
Email address: maria.chappellenadal@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Education; Seniors, Families and Pensions; 
Veterans' Affairs and Health; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Born October 3. Graduate of Georgia State University 
with a B.A. dual degree in political science and sociology. She is a 
jewelry-maker. Previously worked as director of communications, 
director of Boards and Commissions and became Missouri's senior 
advocate for former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell. Member: University 
City School Board; Democratic Minority Caucus; Women in the 
Neighborhood; National Organization of Black Elected Legislative 
Women; National Hispanic Council of State Legislators; Young 
Elected Officials; Democratic National Committee 2005-2009. 
Currently serves on Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement- 
Joint Committee on Tax Policy; Joint Committee on Solid Waste 
Management District Operations. Elected to the House: 2004, 2006 
2010. Democrat. 




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District 15— ERIC S. SCHMITT 

Capitol office: Room 320; phone (573) 751-2853 
District address: 148 W. Adams, Kirkwood 63122 
Email address: eschmitt@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Jobs, Economic Development and Local 
Government (chair); Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence; 
Gubernatorial Appointments; Veterans' Affairs and Health; Ways 
and Means. 

Biography: Born June 20, 1975. Graduate of Truman State Univ., 
B.A. cum laude, 1 997; St. Louis Univ. School of Law, J.D., 2000. He 
and his wife Jaime have three children, Stephen, Sophia and Olivia. 
He is an attorney. Member: Missouri Bar; Mary Queen of Peace 
Catholic Church; Habitat for Humanity; Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance; 
Autism Society; Nurses For Newborns Board; St. Louis Crisis 
Nursery Advisory Board; Kirkwood Parents as Teachers Advisory 
Board; Local Chambers of Commerce; alderman, Glendale, Mo. 
2005-08. Elected to the Senate: 2008 and 2012. Elected Senate Republican Secretary, 2010; Senate 
Republican caucus chair, 2012; chair, Jt. Committee on Administrative Rules, 2013. Republican. 




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District 1 6— DAN W. BROWN 

Capitol office: Room 434; phone (573) 751-5713 
District address: 407 W. Fourth St., Rolla 65401 
Email address: dan.brown@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Veterans' Affairs and Health (chair); Agriculture, 
Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Appropriations; Education. 

Biography: Born December 22, 1950. Received a B.S. in agriculture 
from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduated summa cum 
laude with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University 
of Missouri-Columbia. He and his wife Kathy have two children, 
Danette Sherrell and Justin Brown, and five grandchildren. He has 
practiced veterinary medicine in Rolla for over 35 years. Member: 
First Christian Church in Rolla, American Veterinary Medical 
Association, Mo. Veterinary Medical Association, Mo. Farmers 
Association, Mo. Farm Bureau, Mid-Missouri Energy, Paseo Biofuel, 
Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce, Quail Forever and the National 
Rifle Association. He also served on the Missouri Veterinary Licensing Board. Elected to the House 
2008. Senate: 2010. Republican. 



I District 1 7— RYAN A. SILVEY 

I Capitol office: Room 429; phone (573) 751-5282 
j ^^r^ I Email address: ryan.silvey@senate.mo.gov 

I Senate committees: Appropriations; General Laws; Governmental 
Accountability and Fiscal Oversight (vice chair); Progress and 
Development; Veterans' Affairs and Health. 

Biography: Sen. Ryan Silvey represents the 17th senatorial district. 
Sen. Silvey was born and raised in Clay Co. where he attended 
Meadowbrook Elementary, Antioch M.S. and Oak Park H.S. Before 
winning his election to the senate, Sen. Silvey served four terms in 
the Missouri House of Representatives, from 2005-2012. In 2011- 
12, Sen. Silvey was chair of the House Budget Committee, making 
him the youngest House Budget chair in the nation. He guided the 
state through the Great Recession by balancing Missouri's budget 
without raising taxes. He serves on the Joint Committee on Capital 
Improvements and Leases Oversight and the Joint Committee on 
Legislative Research. Under his leadership, Missouri remained one of just seven states to boast an 
AAA bond rating. Sen. Silvey resides in Kansas City with his wife Angela and their two daughters, 
Taylor Mansker and Kally Silvey. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Republican. 




District 1 8— BRIAN MUNZLINGER 

Capitol office: Room 331 -A; phone (573) 751-7985 
District address: 15255 200th Ave., Williamstown 63473 
Email address: brian.munzlinger@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor 
Resources (chair); Gubernatorial Appointments; Small Business, 
Insurance and Industry; Transportation and Infrastructure. 

Biography: Brian Munzlinger, a lifelong farmer, is a 1978 graduate 
of the Univ. of Mo-Columbia with a B.S. degree in general agri- 
I culture and a teaching certificate in agriculture. Sen. Munzlinger 
fc^^l^^^^L I and his wife Michele have two children. They attend Monticello 
j L United Methodist Church. Member: Missouri Farm Bureau; Missouri 

I Corn Growers; Missouri Soybean; Missouri Cattlemen's; NFIB; 
flAfl I Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity; State Fair Foundation; University 
| of Missouri Alumni Association and a life member of the National 
Rifle Association. He serves on the advisory board to the University 
of Missouri's Greenley Research Center and the board of directors for the NEMO Grain Processors 
Co-op. Elected to the House: 2002-2008. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 



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District 19— KURT U. SCHAEFER 

Capitol office: Room 221; phone (573) 751-3931 
Email address: kurtschaefer@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Appropriations (chair); Commerce; Consumer 
Protection, Energy and the Environment; Judiciary and Civil and 
Criminal Jurisprudence. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Received a M.S.L. in environmental 
law, 1996 and J.D., 1995 from the Vermont Law School and B.A. 
1990 from University of Missouri-Columbia. Married to Stacia, has 
three children, resides in Columbia. Member: First Christian Church. 
Lathrop and Gage LLP, partner. Former general counsel and deputy 
director of the Mo. Department of Natural Resources; special coun- 
sel to the governor; special counsel to the Mo. Dept. of Agriculture; 
Mo. asst. attorney general; and special assistant United States 
attorney. Has litigated bench and jury trials of all kinds in numer- 
ous circuit and federal courts throughout Missouri and elsewhere, 
including approximately 100 appellate cases before the Mo. Court 
Court. Elected to the Senate: 2008, 2012. Republican. 




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District 20— JAY WASSON 

Capitol office: Room 323; phone (573) 751-1503 
Email address: jay.wasson@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Financial and Governmental Organizations 
and Elections, (chair); Governmental Accountability and Fiscal 
Oversight; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government- 
Small Business, Insurance and Industry; Transportation and 
Infrastructure. 

Biography: Majority caucus secretary. Born October 24, 1956, in 
Springfield. A 1974 graduate of Nixa High School, he attended 
Drury University. Married to Retha Wasson. A lifelong resident of 
Christian County, he has been in real estate development for over 30 
years. Member of First Baptist Church, Nixa. Active in community 
organizations, he is a charter member of the Nixa Area Chamber of 
Commerce, a former board member of the Community Foundation 
and of the Ozark Branch Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. 
He was a board member for St. John's Health Systems, Inc. Served as mayor of Nixa, 1997-2002. 
Elected to the House: 2002-2008. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 




District 21— DAVID BRENT PEARCE 

Capitol office: Room 227; Phone (573) 751-2272 

Email address: david.pearce@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Education Committee (chair); Appropriations. 

Biography: Born March 30, 1960, in Warrensburg. Graduate of 
Warrensburg High School, attended the University of Central 
Missouri and earned his B.S. in agricultural journalism from the 
University of Missouri-Columbia, 1984. Recipient of the 2012 
Henry S. Geyer Award for Public Service to Higher Education 
by the Mizzou Alumni Association. He and his wife Teresa have 
two children, Molly and Andrew. Member: Warrensburg Rotary; 
Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Assoc. of Veterans 
Organizations (MAVO), 2011. Missouri Veterans Commission; 
Midwestern Higher Education Compact (commissioner). Legislator 
of the Year Award, MAVO. Served in the House of Representatives: 
2003-2008; Elected to the Senate 2008, 2012. Republican. 




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District 22— RYAN McKENNA 

Capitol office: Room 219; phone (573) 751-1492 
Email address: rmckenna@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor 
Resources; Gubernatorial Appointments; Jobs, Economic 
Development and Local Government; Transportation and 
Infrastructure; Administration. 

Biography: Born April 27, 1 973, to William McKenna and Katherine 
Cattoor. He and his sister Lisa grew up in Barnhart. A graduate of 
St. Pius X High School, he attended Jefferson College for one year 
and earned his bachelor's degree in education from Southwest 
Missouri State University in 1 997. A third generation member of the 
Missouri Legislature, his grandfather, J. Glennon McKenna, served 
in the House in 1 941 and 1 942. His father William McKenna served 
six terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate. Sen. 
McKenna and his son, Kellan Patrick, currently reside in Crystal 
City. Elected to the House: 1998-2004. Elected to the Senate: 2006, 2010. Democrat. 



District 23— TOM DEMPSEY 

Capitol office: Room 326; phone (573) 751-1141 
District address: PO Box 62, St. Peters 63376 
Email address: tom.dempsey@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Administration (chair); Gubernatorial 
Appointments (chair); Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics 
(vice chair). 

Biography: President pro tern. Born May 8, 1967, in St. Charles. 
Rockhurst Univ., B.A., political science. He and wife Molly have 
three children: Meaghan, Abby and Jack. Vice president of First 
National Bank of St. Louis. Member: St. Cletus Catholic Church, 
Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce, St. Charles 
Rotary. Awards: RCGA Lewis and Clark Statesman, St. Louis 
Business Journal, Mo. Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture, Mo. 
Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise, AIM Voice of Mo. 
Business, Mo. Community College Distinguished Legislator, Crider 
Center Heroes for Mental Health, Community and Children's Resource Board of St. Charles County 
Champion for Children. Elected to House: 2000-2006. Elected to Senate: 2007 (special election); 
re-elected 2008 and 2012. Republican. 




District 24— JOHN T. LAMPING 

Capitol office: Room 426; phone (573) 751-2514 
District address: PO Box 16191, Clayton 63105 
Email address: john.lamping@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Gubernatorial Appointments; Jobs, Economic 
Development and Local Government; Seniors, Families and Pensions 
(chair); Transportation and Infrastructure; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Sen. John Lamping was born on October 19, 1962, in 
St. Louis. He attended St. Louis University High School. He later 
^■p A mmm ^ obtained a degree in economics from Princeton University and an 

MBA in finance from New York University. He worked as a cur- 
rency and bond trader in Manhattan and now works as a branch 
manager for a major St. Louis-based securities firm. He is married to 
Caryn Lamping. They have six children: Rachel, Charlotte, Jackson, 
Dmitri, Emma and Shelby. He serves on the Board for St. Louis 
University High School. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 



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District 25— DOUG LIBLA 

Capitol office: Room 226; phone (573) 751 .4843 
Email address: doug.libla@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor 
Resources (vice chair); Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics; 
Seniors, Families and Pensions; General Laws; Education. 

Biography: Born March 25, in Greenville, Mo. He and wife Elaine 
have a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. Began his 
business career on the corner of N. Main and Davis St. in Poplar 
Bluff on June 9, 1 971 , as owner and operator of Doug's Sinclair and 
Tire. Member: First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff. Board; Fellowship 
of Christian Athletes (FCA); Three Rivers College Endowment Trust; 
Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Board of Governors; Past 
President/Charter Member/and current Troop E Director Missouri 
Assoc. of State Troopers Emergency Relief Society (MASTERS); 
Community Work: Baptist Children's Home, Boys and Girls Club 
of Poplar Bluff, Haven House, Ozark Family Resource Center. Elected to 




Senate: 2012. Republican. 



District 26— BRIAN NIEVES 

Capitol office: Room 423; phone (573) 751-3678 
Email address: brian.nieves@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Education; General Laws (chair); Rules, Joint 
Rules, Resolutions and Ethics; Veterans' Affairs and Health. 

Biography: Before being sworn into office on Jan. 5, 2011, Sen. 
Nieves served the 98th House district from 2002-2010. During 
his time in the Missouri House, he served as majority whip. He 
joined the U.S. Navy in 1984 and served 10 years as a corpsman. 
Now a small business owner, Sen. Nieves owns Nieves Enterprises 
International and The Patriot Enclave LLC. He has also served as a 
substitute high school teacher, is on the leadership board and min- 
istry team at his church, and is a business speaker, focusing on the 
areas of professional development, leadership and team-building. 
He and his wife Julie have been married since 1986 and have three 
children: Alexandra, Moriah and Victor. Elected to the Senate: 
2010. Republican. 




District 27— WAYNE WALLINGFORD 

Capitol office: Room 225; phone (573) 751-2459 
Email address: wayne.wallingford@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy and 
the Environment; Financial and Governmental Organizations and 
Elections; Progress and Development; Small Business, Insurance 
and Industry; Ways and Means (vice chair). 

Biography: Born July 11, 1946, in Geneva, III. A 1964 graduate of 
Geneva High School. Received his B.S. in business administration 
from University of Nebraska, Omaha, 1968, and an M.A. in man- 
agement supervision from Central Michigan University, 1983. He 
lives in Cape Girardeau with his wife Susan. They have two chil- 
dren, London Jolliff and Brandon Scott Wallingford, and six grand- 
children. He is the chief people officer at McDonald's of Southeast 
Missouri. A retired Lt. Colonel with the United States Air Force and 
the past commander of American Legion Post 63. He is a member 
of Cape Bible Chapel, United Way of Southeast Missouri, Habitat for Humanity, SADI, Young Life, 
SALT and Boys and Girls Club. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Republican. 




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House 2004-2010, served as 
the Senate: 2010. Republican 



District 28— MICHAEL L. PARSON 

Capitol office: Room 420; phone (573) 751-8793 
Email address: mparson@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Government Accountability and Fiscal 
Oversight (chair); Small Business, Insurance and Industry (vice 
chair); Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources; Ways 
and Means. 

Biography: Born 1955 in Clinton. Graduated from Wheatland High 
School. Attended the Univ. of Maryland and the Univ. of Hawaii. 
He and his wife Teresa live in Bolivar. They have two children, 
Stephanie and Kelly, and five grandchildren. Raised on a farm in 
Hickory County. A third-generation farmer who owns and operates 
a cow and calf operation near Bolivar, and a small business owner. 
A former Polk County sheriff and U.S. veteran. Member: American 
Legion, Optimist Club, Mo. Farm Bureau, Mo. Cattlemen's Assoc., 
Mo. Sheriffs Assoc., and National Sheriffs Assoc. Elected to the 
chair of House Rules Committee. Past Senate majority whip. Elected to 



District 29— DAVID SATER 

Capitol office: Room 433; phone (573) 751-1480 
Email address: david.sater@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Financial and Governmental Organizations and 
Elections; Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government; 
Seniors, Families and Pensions (vice chair); Veterans' Affairs and 
Health. 

Biography: Born November 7, 1947, Springfield. Graduated, 
Greenwood H.S. in Springfield. B.S. degrees in biology and chem- 
istry, S.W. Mo. State Univ.; Doctor of Pharmacy, University of 
Missouri-Kansas City. He owned and operated Sater Pharmacy in 
Cassville from 1974-2004. Member: Cassville First Baptist Church; 
Pregnancy Care Center in Aurora, founder; Cassville Chamber of 
Commerce; Mo. Pharmaceutical Assoc.; 2011 UMKC Alumni of 
the Year Award. Stockholder and board of directors, Security Bank 
of S.W. Mo. Pharmacist of the Year, 1983. Served as appropriation 
chair for Health, Mental Health and Social Services for five years 
and two years chair of Health Care Policy in the House of Representatives. He and his wife Sharon 
have two children. Elected to House: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010. Elected to Senate: 2012. Republican. 




District 30— BOB DIXON 

Capitol office: Room 332; phone (573) 751-2583 
Email address: bob.dixon@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence 
(chair), Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government (vice 
chair); Financial and Governmental Organizations and Elections; 
Transportation and Infrastructure. 

Biography: Born May 27, 1969. Graduate of Christian Schools of 
Springfield; Mo. State Univ. and Drury Univ., Springfield, B.S., 
business administration, 1997, magna cum laude; Drury Univ., 
Springfield, M.Ed., human services, 2009. He, his wife Amanda 
and their three daughters live in historic Midtown. Member: Jt. 
Comm. on Admin. Rules; Jt. Comm. on Child Abuse and Neglect; 
Mo. Council on Econ. Educ. board of trustees; North Springfield 
Betterment Assoc.; Midtown Neighborhood Assoc., past pres. Past 
Member: Boyd Elementary PTA (past vice pres.); Springfield R-12 
School Parent Advisory Council (parent rep.); Internet Cyber Crime Task Force. House majority cau- 
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District 31 — EDGAR EMERY 

Capitol office: Room 431; phone (573) 751-2108 
Email address: ed.emery@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy 
and the Environment; Education; Judiciary and Civil and Criminal 
Jurisprudence (vice chair); Ways and Means. 

Biography: Born May 25, 1 950, in Nevada. Graduated from Univ. of 
Mo.-Rolla B.S., engineering, 1 972. Worked in the oil and gas indus- 
try until 1994, when he and his family moved back to Missouri. 
He and his wife Rebecca have four children: Elizabeth, Samuel, 
Daniel and Paul and one grandchild. He is a member of Lamar First 
Baptist Church; Mo. Farm Bureau; NRA; Gun Owners of America; 
VFW Men's Auxiliary; Barton County Excel; area chambers of 
commerce; past executive director, Mo. Fair Tax. Served in House: 
2002-2010. Awards and Honors: 2006 Legislator of the Year, 
American Legislative Exchange Council; 2008 Leadership Award, 
Mo. Telecommunications Industry Assoc.; 2008 Legislator of the Year, Mo. Energy Development 
Assoc.; 2009 William Wilberforce Award, Concerned Women for America, Missouri Chapter; 2010 
Legislator of the Year, Missouri Republican Assembly. Elected to the Senate: 2012. Republican. 




District 32— RONALD F. RICHARD 

Capitol office: Room 321; phone (573) 751-2173 
Email address: ronald.richard@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Administration (vice chair); Gubernatorial 
Appointments (vice chair); Rules, Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics 
(chair). 

Biography: Senate majority leader (elected 201 2). Born July 4, 1 947, 
in Parsons, Kan. He received a Bachelor of Arts in history with a 
minor in political science from Missouri Southern State University 
and a Master of Arts in recent American history from Missouri 
State University. He and his wife Patty have two children, Kara 
and Chad, and three grandchildren: Natalie, Landon and Molly. 
He has full duties with C and N Bowl Corp. He is a member of 
St. Mary's Catholic Church. Joplin City Council from 1990 to 
1994, mayor of Joplin from 1994 to 1997. Elected to the House 
of Representatives in 2002-2008; 2004-2006 chair of Economic 
Development Committee; speaker of the House 2009. He is the first speaker to be elected to the 
Senate in 100 years. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 




District 33 — MIKE CUNNINGHAM 

Capitol office: Room 331; phone (573) 751-1882 
Home address: 515 Landslide Rd., Rogersville 65742 
Email address: mike.cunningham@senate.mo.gov 
Senate committees: Commerce, Consumer Protection, Energy 
and the Environment; Financial and Governmental Organizations 
and Elections; Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight; 
Veterans' Affairs and Health. 

Biography: Born January 8, 1947, Columbia, Mo. Graduated Macon 
High School, 1965; attended Jacksonville Univ., Jacksonville, FL; 
B.S. in business administration, minor in economics, Truman State 
Univ., 1972. He has three children: Zach, Seth and Leah (Jeremy). 
Grandchildren: Baylee, Connor and Blaire. He is a livestock farmer. 
Retired in 2001 as owner/manager of Cunningham's Fresh Foods, 
Marshfield. Served in the U.S. Army, 1967-69, honorably dis- 
charged, sgt. E-5, Military Police. Member: River Bluff Fellowship; 
Marshfield Chamber of Commerce; Industrial Authority; Farm Bureau; American Legion; Missouri 
Foxtrotter Horse Assoc. and the A.Q.H.A. Member Emerging Leaders, Darden University, Va. Elected 
to House: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008. Elected to Senate: 2012. Republican. 




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District 34— ROB SCHAAF 

Capitol office: Room 319; phone (573) 751-2183 
District address: 516 Pinewood Dr., St. Joseph, 64506 
Email address: rob.schaaf@senate.mo.gov 

Senate committees: General Laws (vice chair); Veterans' Affairs and 
Health (vice chair); Appropriations; Judiciary and Civil and Criminal 
Jurisprudence; Gubernatorial Appointments. 

Biography: Born January 4, 1957, in St. Louis. A graduate of Central 
k High School, St. Joseph, 1 975; Missouri Western State College, B.S., 
/ ^^^^ mathematics, 1979; and St. Louis University School of Medicine, 
SM I M.D., 1983. Married Deborah Schoenlaub, October 1, 1983. They 
I have two children, Robert and Renee. He is a family physician in St. 
^ I Joseph and board chair of Missouri Doctors Mutual Insurance Co., 

fl j^L I started April 1, 2004. He is a Christian. Member: Buchanan County 

Jift^l I Medical Society, past president; Missouri State Medical Assoc., 

councilor; Missouri State Medical Foundation Board; Missouri 
Consolidated Health Care Plan, board; MO HealthNet Oversight Committee. Elected to the House: 
2002, 2004, 2006, 2008. Elected to the Senate: 2010. Republican. 




LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE SENATE DISTRICTS 141 

State Senate Districts 

State senate districts as established by the Missouri Appellate Apportionment Commission and filed 
with the Secretary of State, November 30, 201 1 . 

District Description or boundary Population 

1 Part of St. Louis County 1 79,606 

2 St. Charles 181,073 

3 Iron, Reynolds, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Washington, Jefferson (part of) 173,099 

4 Parts of St. Louis County and St. Louis City 176,107 

5 Part of St. Louis City 177,016 

6 Cole, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage 175,186 

7 Part of Jackson 168,435 

8 Part of Jackson 1 68,462 

9 Part of Jackson 168,649 

10 Audrain, Callaway, Lincoln, Monroe, Montgomery, Warren 176,016 

11 Part of Jackson 168,612 

12 Andrew, Atchison, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, 

Mercer, Nodaway, Putnam, Sullivan, Worth, Clay (part of) 181,976 

13 Partof St. Louis County 171,967 

14 Partof St. Louis County 171,753 

15 Part of St. Louis County 178,836 

16 Camden, Crawford, Dent, Phelps, Pulaski 181,785 

17 Partof Clay 176,894 

18 Adair, Chariton, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, 

Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby 181,771 

19 Boone, Cooper 180,243 

20 Christian and Green (part of) 176,274 

21 Caldwell, Carroll, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Ray, Saline 176,898 

22 Part of Jefferson 171,659 

23 Part of St. Charles 179,412 

24 Part of St. Louis County 181,622 

25 Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Shannon, Stoddard 171,031 

26 Franklin, St. Louis County (part of) 1 82,833 

27 Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, Scott, Wayne 171,946 

28 Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk, St. Clair 178,156 

29 Barry, Lawrence, McDonald, Stone, Taney 181,191 

30 Part of Greene 1 76,322 

31 Barton, Bates, Cass, Henry, Vernon 172,360 

32 Dade, Jasper, Newton 183,401 

33 Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Ripley, Texas, Webster, Wright 169,813 

34 Buchanan and Platte 178,523 



142 OFFICIAL MANUAL 

Senatorial Districts by Municipality 

Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District 



Adrian 


31 


R^ttlpfiplH 


20 


Rrirlcjptnn 

Ul IdelCld 1 


14 24 


Advance 


25 


Bella Villa 




Brimson 


1 2 


Affton 


1 


Bell City 


25 


Bronaugh 


31 


Acjpnpv 
rvgcucy 


34 


Belle 


6 


RrooL'f iplrl 

Ul CUM l v_ l V l 


1 8 


Airport Drive 


32 


gg| Igfontai ne Neighbors 


1 3 


Brooklyn Heights 


32 


Alba 


32 


3g[ |gfj ve 


1 4 


Brown i ng 


1 2, 1 8 


Albany 


12 


Bel If lower 


1 


Brownington 


31 


Aldrich 


28 


Bel-Nor 


1 4 


Brumley 


6 


Alexandria 


1 8 


Rpl-Ridfjp 


1 4 


Brunswick 


1 8 


Al lendale 


12 


Belton 


31 


Bucklin 


1 8 


Al lenvi I le 


27 


Rpnnptt ^nrinac 


28 


Buckner 


1 1 


Alma 


21 


Benton 


27 


Buffalo 


28 


Altamont 


1 2 


Rpntnn f ' i +\/ 
uci i ici i d ly 


1 


Bull Creek 


29 


Altenburg 


27 


Rprgpr 

ocigci 


26 


Bunceton 


1 9 


Alton 


33 


Berkeley 


1 4 


Bunker 


3, 1 6 


Amazonia 


12 


Bernie 


25 


Burgess 


31 


Amity 


12 


Bertrand 


25 


Burlington Junction 


1 2 


Amoret 


31 


Bethany 


12 


Butler 


31 


Amsterdam 


31 


Bethel 


1 8 


Ruttprfipld 

UU IICI 1 ICIU 


29 


Anderson 


29 


Ro\/cin\/ I — lillc 

DC V CI ly 1 1 1 1 Id 


1 4 


Rvrnpc Mill 
d y 1 1 ico j v 1 1 1 1 


22 


Annada 


1 8 




1 8 


("•a hnn 


33 


Annapol is 


3 


Biehle 


27 


Cai nsvi 1 le 


1 2 


Anniston 


25 


Bigelow 


1 2 




1 8 


Appleton City 


28 


Rid 1 a^p 


1 2 


Caledonia 


3 


Arbela 


1 8 


Ria Snri hp 
Dig opi II Ig 


1 


Calhoun 


31 


Arby rd 


25 


R 1 1 1 1 n cjc 

D 1 1 1 1 1 Ig*) 


20 


ali f r» r n i a 

C-d 1 1 1 CI l 1 Id 


6 


Arcadia 


3 


Rirr^h Trpp 

D 1 1 CI 1 II cc 


25 


Ca 1 lao 


1 8 


Archie 


31 


Birmi ngham 


1 7 


Calverton Park 


14 




32 


R i c m a rr \s 
u iji i idi cis. 


3 


C t\ mrlpn 
Cal 1 IUCI 1 


21 


Arpvlp 

rugyic 


6 


B lackbu rn 


21 


Camden Point 


34 


Arkoe 


12 


Black Jack 


1 3 


Camdenton 


1 6 


Armstrong 


21 


Blackwater 


1 9 


Cameron 


12 


Arnold 


22 


Blairstown 


31 


Campbell 


25 


Arrow Point 


29 


B lanchard 


1 2 


Canalou 


25 


Arrow Rock 


21 


Bland 


6 


Canton 


1 8 


Asbury 


32 


Blodgett 


27 


Cape Girardeau 


27 


Ashburn 


1 8 


B loomf ield 


25 


Cardwel 1 


25 


Ash Grove 


20 


B loomsdale 


3 


Carl Junction 


32 


Ashland 


1 9 


R 1 1 ip F\/p 
uiuc l y c 


29 


Carro 1 Iton 


21 


Ash ley 


1 8 


RIiip Qnnnoc 
UIUC JUI 1 1 Igo 


g 


C~ a rtprvi 1 Ip 

Cal LCI V 1 1 IC 


32 


Atlanta 


1 8 


Blythedale 


1 2 


Carthage 


32 


Augusta 


2 


Rnoa rrl 


21 


Ca rut hers vi 1 le 


25 


Aullville 


21 


Bolckow 


1 2 


Carytown 


32 


Au rora 


29 


Bo 1 i var 


28 


Cassvi 1 le 


29 


Auxvasse 


1 


Rnnnp Tprrp 

UKJl II IC 1 CI 1 c 


3 


f^aQt p Pnint 
cdoiic 1 \j \ 1 1 1 


1 3 


Ava 


33 


Boon vi 1 le 


1 9 




25 


Avilla 


32 


Bosworth 


21 


Cave 


10 


Avondale 


1 7 


Bourbon 


1 6 


Cedar Hill 


22 


Bagnell 


6 


Rnwlina f~Irppn 

DCVVllllfcl VJI CCI 1 


1 8 


Cedar Hill Lakes 


22 




25 




25 




1 8 


Bakersfield 


33 


Brandsville 


33 


Centertown 


6 


Baldwin Park 


31 


Branson 


29 


Centerview 


21 


Ballwin 


15 


Branson West 


29 


Centerville 


3 


Ballwin 


24, 26 


Brashear 


18 


Centralia 


19 


Baring 


18 


Braymer 


21 


Chaffee 


27 


Barnard 


12 


Breckenridge 


21 


Chain of Rocks 


10 


Barnett 


6 


Breckenridge Hills 


24 


Chain-O-Lakes 


29 


Barnhart 


22 


Brentwood 


1, 4 


Chamois 


6 


Bates City 


21 


Brewer 


27 


Champ 


24 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE SENATE DISTRICTS 143 
Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District 



Charlack 


14 


Danville 


10 


Excello 


18 


Charlack 


24 


Dardenne Prairie 


2 


Excelsior Estates 


12, 21 


Charleston 


25 


Darlington 


12 


Excelsior Springs 


12, 21 


Cherokee Pass 


27 


Dawn 


21 


Exeter 


29 


Chesapeake 


29 


Dearborn 


34 


Fairdealing 


25, 33 


Chesterfield 15,24,26 


Deepwater 


31 


Fairfax 


12 


Chilhowee 


21 


Deerfield 


31 


Fair Grove 


20 


Chi 1 1 icothe 


21 


Defiance 


2 


Fair Play 


28 


Chula 


21 


De Kalb 


34 


Fairview 


32 


Clarence 


18 


Dellwood 


13, 14 


Farber 


10 


Clark 


18 


Delta 


27 


Farley 


34 


Clarksburg 


6 


Dennis Acres 


32 


Farmington 


3 


Clarksdale 


12 


Denver 


12 


Fayette 


21 


Clarkson Valley 


15, 26 


Des Arc 


3 


Fenton 


15 


Clarksville 


18 


Desloge 


3 


Ferguson 


13, 14 


Clarkton 


25 


De Soto 


3 


Ferrelview 


34 


Claycomo 


17 


Des Peres 


15 


Festus 


3, 22 


Clayton 


4, 14 


De Witt 


21 


Fidelity 


32 


Clearmont 


12 


Dexter 


25 


Fillmore 


12 


Cleveland 


31 


Diamond 


32 


Fisk 


25 


Clever 


20 


Diehlstadt 


27 


Fleming 


21 


Cliff Village 


32 


Diggins 


33 


Flemington 


28 


Clifton Hill 


18 


Dixon 


16 


Flint Hill 


2 


Climax Springs 


16, 28 


Doe Run 


3 


Flordell Hills 


14 


Clinton 


31 


Doniphan 


33 


Florissant 


13, 14 


Clyde 


12 


Doolittle 


16 


Foley 


10 


Cobalt 


27 


Dover 


21 


Fordland 


33 


Coffey 


12 


Downing 


18 


Forest City 


12 


Cole Camp 


28 


Drexel 


31 


Foristell 


2, 10 


Collins 


28 


Dudley 


25 


Forsyth 


29 


Columbia 


19 


Duenweg 


32 


Fortescue 


12 


Commerce 


27 


Duquesne 


32 


Fort Leonard Wood 


16 


Conception 


12 


Dutchtown 


27 


Foster 


31 


Conception Junction 


12 


Eagle Rock 


29 


Fountain N Lakes 


10 


Concord 


1, 15 


Eagleville 


12 


Frankclay 


3 


Concordia 


21 


East Lynne 


31 


Frankford 


18 


Coney Island 


29 


Easton 


34 


Franklin 


21 


Conway 


28 


East Prairie 


25 


Fredericktown 


27 


Cool Valley 


14 


Edgar Springs 


16 


Freeburg 


6 


Cooter 


25 


Edgerton 


34 


Freeman 


31 


Corder 


21 


Edina 


18 


Freistatt 


29 


Corning 


12 


Edinburg 


12 


Fremont 


25 


Cosby 


12 


Edmundson 


14 


Fremont Hills 


20 


Cottleville 


2, 23 


Eldon 


6 


Frohna 


27 


Country Club 


12 


El Dorado Springs 


28 


Frontenac 


24 


Country Club Hills 


14 


Ellington 


3 


Fulton 


10 


Country Life Acres 


24 


Ellisville 


15, 26 


Gainesville 


33 


Cowgill 


21 


Ellsinore 


25 


Galena 


29 


Craig 


12 


Elmer 


18 


Gallatin 


12 


Crane 


29 


Elmira 


21 


Gait 


12 


Creighton 


31 


Elmo 


12 


Garden City 


31 


Crestwood 


1 


Elsberry 


10 


Gasconade 


6 


Creve Coeur 


24 


Emerald Beach 


29 


Gentry 


12 


Crocker 


16 


Eminence 


25 


Gerald 


26 


Cross Timbers 


28 


Emma 


21 


Gerster 


28 


Crystal City 


3, 22 


Eolia 


18 


Gibbs 


18 


Crystal Lake Park 


24 


Essex 


25 


Gideon 


25 


Crystal Lakes 


21 


Ethel 


18 


Gilliam 


21 


Cuba 


16 


Eureka 


26 


Gilman City 


12 


Curryville 


18 


Evergreen 


28 


Ginger Blue 


29 


Dadeville 


32 


Everton 


32 


Gladstone 


17 


Dalton 


18 


Ewing 


18 


Glasgow 


18, 21 



144 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Municipality Senate District 



Glasgow Village 13 

Glenaire 17 

Glen Allen 27 

Glendale 15 

Glen Echo Park 14 

Glen wood 18 

Golden 29 

Golden City 31 

Goodman 29 

Goodnight 28 

Gordonville 27 

Gower 12 

Gower 34 

Graham 12 

Grain Valley 8 

Granby 32 

Grand Falls Plaza 32 

Grandin 25 

Grand Pass 21 

Grandview 7 

Granger 18 

Grant City 12 

Grantwood Village 1 

Gravois Mills 6 

Grayhawk 3 

Grayridge 25 

Gray Summit 26 

Greencastle 12 

Green City 12 

Greendale 14 

Greenfield 32 

Green Park 1 

Green Ridge 28 

Greentop 18 

Greenville 27 

Greenwood 8 

Guilford 12 

Gunn City 31 

Hale 21 

Halfway 28 

Hallsville 19 

Halltown 29 

Hamilton 21 

Hanley Hills 14 

Hannibal 18 

Hardin 21 

Harris 12 

Harrisburg 19 

Harrisonville 31 

Hartsburg 1 9 

Hartville 33 

Hartwell 31 

Harviell 25 

Harwood 31 

Hawk Point 10 

Hayti 25 

Hayti Heights 25 

Hay ward 25 

Haywood City 27 



Municipality Senate District 



Hazelwood 13, 14 

Henrietta 21 

Herculaneum 22 

Hermann 6 

Hermitage 28 

Higbee 18 

Higginsville 21 

High Hill 10 

Highlandville 20 

High Ridge 22 

Hillsboro 3 

Hillsdale 14 

Hoberg 29 

Holcomb 25 

Holden 21 

Holland 25 

Holliday 10 

Hoi lister 29 

Holt 12 

Holts Summit 10 

Homestead 21 

Homestown 25 

Hopkins 12 

Horine 22 

Hornersville 25 

Houston 33 

Houstonia 28 

Houston Lake 34 

Howardville 25 

Hughesville 28 

Humansville 28 

Hume 31 

Humphreys 12 

Hunnewell 18 

Hunter 25 

Huntleigh 24 

Huntsdale 19 

Huntsville 18 

Hurdland 18 

Hurley 29 

latan 34 

Iberia 6 

Imperial 22 

Independence 8, 1 1 

Indian Point 29 

Innsbrook 10 

Ionia 28 

Irena 12 

Irondale 3 

Iron Mountain Lake 3 

I ronton 3 

Irwin 31 

Jackson 27 

Jacksonville 18 

Jameson 12 

Jamesport 12 

Jamestown 6 

Jasper 32 

Jefferson City 6, 1 



Municipality Senate District 



Jennings 


13 


Jennings 


14 


Jerico Springs 


28 


Jonesburg 


1 


! oplir l mi 


32 


Joseph vi I le 


2 


Junction City 


27 


Kahoka 


1 8 


Kansas v^ny /, y, 


11 1 1 17 
II, I Z, I / , 


31, 34 


Kearney 


12 


Kelso 


27 


Kennett 


25 


Keytesville 


18 


Kidder 


21 


Kimberling City 


29 


Kimmswick 


22 


King City 


12 


Kingdom City 


10 


Kingston 


21 


Kingsville 


21 


Kinloch 


14 


Kirbyville 


29 


Kirksville 


18 


Kirkwood 


1, 15 


Kissee Mills 


29 


Knob Noster 


21 


Knox City 


18 


Koshkonong 


33 


LaBarque Creek 


22 


La Belle 


18 


Laclede 


18 


Laddonia 


10 


La Due 


31 


Ladue 


14, 24 


La Grange 


18 


Lake Annette 


31 


Lake Lafayette 


21 


Lake Lotawana 


8 


Lake Mykee Town 


10 


Lake Ozark 


6, 16 


Lake St. Louis 


2 


Lakeshire 


1 


Lake Tapawingo 


8 


Lake Tekakwitha 


22 


Lake Viking 


12 


Lake Waukomis 


34 


Lake Winnebago 


31 


Lamar 


31 


Lamar Heights 


31 


Lambert 


27 


La Monte 


28 


Lanagan 


29 


Lancaster 


18 


La Plata 


18 


Laredo 


12 


La Russell 


32 


Lathrop 


12 


La Tour 


21 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE SENATE DISTRICTS 145 
Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District 



Laurie 


6, 16 


Marquand 


27 


Napoleon 


21 


Lawson 


12, 21 


Marshall 


21 


Naylor 


33 


Leadington 


3 


Marshfield 


33 


Neck City 


32 


Leadwood 


3 


Marston 


25 


Neelyville 


25 


Leasburg 


16 


Marthasville 


10 


Nelson 


21 


Leawood 


32 


Martinsburg 


10 


Neosho 


32 


Lebanon 


28 


Maryland Heights 


24 


Nevada 


31 


Lees Summit 


7, 8, 11, 31 


Maryville 


12 


Newark 


18 


Leeton 


21 


Matthews 


25 


New Bloomfield 


10 


Leisure Lake 


12 


Maysville 


12 


Newburg 


16 


Lemay 


1 


Mayview 


21 


New Cambria 


18 


Leonard 


18 


Meadville 


18 


New Florence 


10 


Leslie 


26 


Mehlville 


1 


New Franklin 


21 


Levasy 


11 


Memphis 


18 


New Hampton 


12 


Lewis and Clark Village 34 


Mendon 


18 


New Haven 


26 


Lewistown 


18 


Mercer 


12 


New London 


18 


Lexington 


21 


Merriam Woods 


29 


New Madrid 


25 


Liberal 


31 


Merwin 


31 


New Melle 


2 


Liberty 


12, 17 


Meta 


6 


Newton ia 


32 


Licking 


33 


Metz 


31 


Newtown 


12 


Lilbourn 


25 


Mexico 


10 


Niangua 


33 


Lincoln 


28 


Miami 


21 


Nixa 


20 


Linn 


6 


Middletown 


10 


Noel 


29 


Linn Creek 


16 


Milan 


12 


Norborne 


21 


Linneus 


18 


Milford 


31 


Normandy 


14 


Lithium 


27 


Millard 


18 


North Kansas City 


17 


Livonia 


12 


Miller 


29 


North Lilbourn 


25 


Loch Lloyd 


31 


Mill Spring 


27 


Northmoor 


34 


Lock Springs 


12 


Milo 


31 


Northwoods 


14 


Lockwood 


32 


Mindenmines 


31 


Norwood 


33 


Lohman 


6 


Mine La Motte 


27 


Norwood Court 


14 


Loma Linda 


32 


Miner 


27 


Novelty 


18 


Lone Jack 


8 


Mineral Point 


3 


Novinger 


18 


Longtown 


27 


Miramiguoa Park 


26 


Oak Grove 


8, 21 


Louisburg 


28 


Missouri City 


12 


Oak Grove Village 


26 


Louisiana 


18 


Moberly 


18 


Oakland 


1 


Lowry City 


28 


Mokane 


10 


Oak Ridge 


27 


Lucerne 


12 


Mo line Acres 


13 


Oaks 


17 


Ludlow 


21 


Monett 


29 


Oakview 


17 


Lupus 


6 


Monroe City 


10, 18 


Oakville 


1 


Luray 


18 


Montgomery City 


10 


Oakwood 


17 


McBaine 


19 


Monticello 


18 


Oakwood Park 


17 


McCord Bend 


29 


Montier 


25 


Odessa 


21 


McFall 


12 


Montrose 


31 


OFallon 


2, 23 


Mackenzie 


4 


Mooresville 


21 


Old Appleton 


27 


McKittrick 


10 


Morehouse 


25 


Old Jamestown 


13 


Macks Creek 


16 


Morley 


27 


Old Monroe 


10 


Macon 


18 


Morrison 


6 


Olean 


6 


Madison 


10 


Morrisville 


28 


Olivette 


24 


Maitland 


12 


Mosby 


12 


Olympian Village 


3 


Maiden 


25 


Moscow Mills 


10 


Oran 


27 


Malta Bend 


21 


Mound City 


12 


Oregon 


12 


Manchester 


15, 24 


Moundville 


31 


Oronogo 


32 


Mansfield 


33 


Mountain Grove 


33 


Orrick 


21 


Maplewood 


1/ 4 


Mountain View 


33 


Osage Beach 


6, 16 


Marble Hill 


27 


Mount Leonard 


21 


Osborn 


12 


Marceline 


18 


Mount Moriah 


12 


Osceola 


28 


Marionville 


29 


Mount Vernon 


29 


Osgood 


12 


Marlborough 


1 


Murphy 


22 


Otterville 


19 



146 OFFICIAL MANUAL 

Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District 



Overland 


24 


Prathersville 


12 


St. Clair 


26 


Owensville 


6 


Preston 


28 


St. Clement 


18 


Oxly 


33 


Princeton 


12 


St. Cloud 


16 


Ozark 


20 


Purcell 


32 


Ste. Genevieve 


3 


Ozora 


3 


Purdin 


18 


St. Elizabeth 


6 


Pacific 


26 


Purdy 


29 


St. Francisville 


18 


Pagedale 


14 


Puxico 


25 


St. George 


1 


Palmyra 


18 


Queen City 


18 


St. James 


16 


Paris 


10 


Quitman 


12 


St. John 


14, 24 


Parkdale 


22 


Qulin 


25 


St. Joseph 


34 


Park Hills 


3 


Randolph 


17 


St. Louis 


4, 5 


Parkville 


34 


Ravanna 


12 


St. Martins 


6 


Parkway 


26 


Ravenwood 


12 


St. Mary 


3 


Parma 


25 


Raymondville 


33 


St. Paul 


2 


Parnell 


12 


Raymore 


31 


St. Peters 


2 


Pasadena Hills 


14 


Raytown 


9, 11 


St. Peters 


23 


Pasadena Park 


14 


Rayville 


21 


St. Robert 


16 


Pascola 


25 


Rea 


12 


St. Thomas 


6 


Passaic 


31 


Redings Mill 


32 


Salem 


16 


Pattonsburg 


12 


Reeds 


32 


Salisbury 


18 


Paynesville 


18 


Reeds Spring 


29 


Sappington 


15 


Peaceful Village 


22 


Renick 


18 


Sarcoxie 


32 


Peculiar 


31 


Rensselaer 


18 


Savannah 


12 


Pendleton 


10 


Republic 


20 


Schell City 


31 


Penermon 


25 


Revere 


18 


Scotsdale 


22 


Perry 


18 


Rhineland 


10 


Scott City 


27 


Perryville 


27 


Richards 


31 


Sedalia 


28 


Pevely 


22 


Rich Hill 


31 


Sedgewickville 


27 


Phelps City 


12 


Richland 


16, 28 


Seligman 


29 


Phi I lipsburg 


28 


Richmond 


21 


Senath 


25 


Pickering 


12 


Richmond Heights 


4 


Seneca 


32 


Piedmont 


27 


Ridgely 


34 


Seymour 


33 


Pierce City 


29 


Ridgeway 


12 


Shelbina 


18 


Pierpont 


19 


Risco 


25 


Shelbyville 


18 


Pilot Grove 


19 


Ritchey 


32 


Sheldon 


31 


Pilot Knob 


3 


River Bend 


11 


Shell Knob 


29 


Pine Lawn 


14 


Riverside 


34 


Sheridan 


12 


Pineville 


29 


Riverview 


13 


Shoal Creek Drive 


32 


Pinhook 


25 


Riverview Estates 


31 


Shoal Creek Estates 


32 


Plato 


33 


Rives 


25 


Shrewsbury 


4 


Platte City 


34 


Rocheport 


19 


Sibley 


11 


Platte Woods 


34 


Rockaway Beach 


29 


Sikeston 


25, 27 


Plattsburg 


12 


Rock Hill 


1 


Silex 


10 


Pleasant Hill 


8 


Rock Port 


12 


Silver Creek 


32 


Pleasant Hill 


31 


Rockville 


31 


Skidmore 


12 


Pleasant Hope 


28 


Rogersville 


20, 33 


Slater 


21 


Pleasant Valley 


17 


Rolla 


16 


Smithton 


28 


Plevna 


18 


Roscoe 


28 


Smithville 


12 


Pocahontas 


27 


Rosebud 


6 


South Fork 


33 


Pollock 


12 


Rosendale 


12 


South Gifford 


18 


Polo 


21 


Rothville 


18 


South Gorin 


18 


Pomona 


33 


Rush Hill 


10 


South Greenfield 


32 


Pontiac 


33 


Rushville 


34 


South Lineville 


12 


Poplar Bluff 


25 


Russellville 


6 


Southwest City 


29 


Portage Des Sioux 


23 


Rutledge 


18 


Spanish Lake 


13 


Portageville 


25 


Saddlebrooke 


20, 29 


Sparta 


20 


Potosi 


3 


Saginaw 


32 


Spickard 


12 


Powersville 


12 


St. Ann 


14, 24 


Spokane 


20 


Prairie Home 


19 


St. Charles 


23 


Springfield 


20, 30 



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Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District Municipality Senate District 



Stanberry 


12 


Tuscumbia 


6 


Webster Groves 


4 


Stark City 


32 


Twin Oaks 


15 


Weingarten 


3 


Steele 


25 


Umber View Heights 


28 


Weldon Spring 


23 


Steelville 


16 


Union 


26 


Weldon Spring Heights 


2 


Stella 


32 


Union Star 


12 


Wellington 


21 


Stewartsville 


12 


Unionville 


12 


Wellston 


14 


Stockton 


28 


Unity Village 


9 


Wellsville 


10 


Stotesbury 


31 


University City 


14, 24 


Wentworth 


32 


Stotts City 


29 


Uplands Park 


14 


Wentzville 


2 


Stoutland 


16, 28 


Urbana 


28 


West Alton 


23 


Stoutsville 


10 


Urich 


31 


Westboro 


12 


Stover 


6 


Utica 


21 


West Line 


31 


Strafford 


20 


Valley Park 


15 


Weston 


34 


Strasburg 


31 


Van Buren 


25 


Westphalia 


6 


Sturgeon 


19 


Vandalia 


10 


West Plains 


33 


Sugar Creek 


11 


Vandiver 


10 


West Sullivan 


16 


Sullivan 


16 


Vanduser 


27 


Westwood 


24 


Sullivan 


26 


Velda City 


14 


Wheatland 


28 


Summersville 


25, 33 


Velda Village Hills 


14 


Wheaton 


29 


Sumner 


18 


Verona 


29 


Wheeling 


21 


Sundown 


33 


Versailles 


6 


Whiteman AFB 


21 


Sunrise Beach 


6, 16 


Viburnum 


3 


Whiteside 


10 


Sunset Hills 


1, 15 


Vienna 


6 


Whitewater 


27 


Sweet Springs 


21 


Village of Four Seasons 


16 


Wilbur Park 


1 


Sycamore Hills 


24 


Villa Ridge 


26 


Wildwood 


15 


Syracuse 


6 


Vinita Park 


14 


Wildwood 


26 


Tallapoosa 


25 


Vinita Terrace 


14 


Willard 


20 


Taneyville 


29 


Vista 


28 


Williamsville 


27 


Taos 


6 


Waco 


32 


Willow Springs 


33 


Tarkio 


12 


Walker 


31 


Wilson City 


25 


Tarrants 


18 


Walnut Grove 


20 


Winchester 


15 


Terre du Lac 


3 


Wardell 


25 


Winchester 


24 


Thayer 


33 


Wardsville 


6 


Windsor 


28 


Theodosia 


33 


Warrensburg 


21 


Windsor 


31 


Thomasville 


33 


Warrenton 


10 


Windsor Place 


19 


Three Creeks 


10 


Warsaw 


28 


Winfield 


10 


Tightwad 


31 


Warson Woods 


24 


Winigan 


12 


Tina 


21 


Washburn 


29 


Winona 


25 


Tindall 


12 


Washington 


26 


Winston 


12 


Tipton 


6 


Wasola 


33 


Wood Heights 


21 


Town and Country 


24 


Watson 


12 


Woodson Terrace 


14 


Tracy 


34 


Waverly 


21 


Wooldridge 


19 


Trenton 


12 


Wayland 


18 


Worth 


12 


Trimble 


12 


Waynesville 


16 


Wortham 


3 


Triplett 


18 


Weatherby 


12 


Worth in gton 


12 


Troy 


10 


Weatherby Lake 


34 


Wright City 


10 


Truesdale 


10 


Weaubleau 


28 


Wyaconda 


18 


Truxton 


10 


Webb City 


32 


Wyatt 


25 


Turney 


12 


Webster Groves 


1 


Zalma 


27 




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Missouri 
H ouse of 
Representatives 

Officers of the House of Representatives, 
Ninety-Seventh General Assembly, 
First Regular Session, 2013 

Tim Jones, Speaker of the House 

Denny Hoskins, Speaker Pro Tern 

John Diehl, Majority Floor Leader 

Mike Cierpiot, Assistant Majority Floor Leader 

Shelley Keeney, Majority Caucus Chair 

Mike Bernskoetter, Majority Caucus Secretary 

Sandy Crawford, Majority Whip 

Jacob Hummel, Minority Floor Leader 

Gail McCann Beatty, Assistant Minority Floor Leader 

Steve Webb, Minority Caucus Chair 

Chris Kelly, Minority Caucus Vice Chair 

Genise Montecillo, Minority Caucus Secretary 

John Rizzo, Minority Whip 

D. Adam Crumbliss, Chief Clerk 

Ralph Robinette, Sergeant at Arms 

Msgr. Robert Kurwicki, Chaplain 

Committees of the House, 
Ninety-Seventh General Assembly, 
First Regular Session, 2013 

(As of January 31, 2013) 

Administration and Accounts: Scharnhorst, chair; 
Shumake, vice chair; Butler; Conway (1 0); Franklin; 
Walton Gray; Keeney; Kratky; Smith (120); Sommer; 
Wood; Zerr. 

Agri-Business: Guernsey, chair; Hampton, vice chair; 
Bernskoetter; Curtis; Franklin; Hodges; Houghton; 
Kelly (45); McKenna; Pfautsch; Remole; Ross; 
Schieffer; Shumake; Walker. 

Agriculture Policy: Reiboldt, chair; Houghton, vice 
chair; Black; Crawford; Dugger; Dunn; Entlicher; 
Fitzwater; Hodges; Johnson; Love; McGaugh; Pike; 
Schieffer; Wright. 

Appropriations - Agriculture and Natural Resources: 

Redmon, chair; Hough, vice chair; Anderson; 
Black; Gardner; Harris; Hurst; Kolkmeyer; Korman; 
Norr; Reiboldt; Ross. 

Appropriations - Education: Lair, chair; Rowland, vice 
chair; Dohrman; Franklin; Hodges; Kelley (127); 
Montecillo; Pierson; Spencer; Swan; Thomson; 
Wright. 

Appropriations - General Administration: Parkinson, 
chair; Sommer, vice chair; Austin; Barnes; Conway 
(104); Conway (10); Walton Gray; Justus; Lynch; 
Newman; Pogue; Webb. 




TIM JONES 

Speaker, Missouri House of 
Representatives 



DENNY HOSKINS 
Speaker Pro Tern, Missouri 
House of Representatives 



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JOHN DIEHL 
Majority Floor Leader 
Missouri House of 
Representatives 



JACOB HUMMEL 
Minority Floor Leader 
Missouri House of 
Representatives 



Appropriations - Health, Mental Health and Social 

Services: Allen, chair; Torpey, vice chair; Ellinger; 
Grisamore; Kirkton; Lichtenegger; Marshall 
Meredith; Mims; Morgan; Morris; Neely; Render 
Wood; Zerr. 

Appropriations - Infrastructure and Job Creation: Kelly 
(45), chair; Hough, vice chair; McCann Beatty; 
Butler; Crawford; Engler; Frame; Haahr; Hinson; 
Jones (50); LaFaver; McManus; McNeil; Neth; 
Scharnhorst; Schatz; Thomson. 

Appropriations - Public Safety and Corrections: 

Haefner, chair; Conway (104), vice chair; Ellington; 
Fitzwater; Hinson; Mitten; Muntzel; Nichols; Otto; 
Rhoads; Sommer; Wilson. 

Appropriations - Revenue, Transportation and Economic 
Development: Hoskins, chair; Korman, vice chair; 
Carpenter; Dunn; Englund; Fitzpatrick; Fowler; 
Haahr; Hicks; Love; May; Miller; Pace; Rehder; 
Schatz; Schieffer; Shull; Zerr. 

Budget: Stream, chair; Flanigan, vice chair; Allen 
McCann Beatty; Burlison; Elmer; Fitzpatrick, 
Grisamore; Guernsey; Haefner; Hoskins; Hough 
Keeney; Kelly (45); Kirkton; LaFaver; Lair; May 
McManus; Messenger; Montecillo; Parkinson 
Redmon; Rizzo; Ross; Rowden; Schatz; Schupp; 
Thomson; Webber. 

Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities: 

Grisamore, chair; Bahr, vice chair; Brattin; Gannon; 



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D. ADAM CRUMBLISS 
Chief Clerk 



Assistant Chief Clerk 




TOM SMITH 
Chief of Staff 
Office of the Speaker 



KENNY ROSS 
Legislative Director 
to the Speaker 





JODY WILLIAMS 
Executive Assistant 
to the Speaker 



RALPH ROBINETT 
Sergeant-at-Arms 



MSGR. ROBERT KURWICKI 
Chaplain 



Haahr; Koenig; Meredith; Montecillo; Neely; 
Newman; Remole; Schupp. 

Corrections: Fitzwater, chair; Brattin, vice chair; Black; 
Conway (104); Ellinger; Fowler; Gardner; Mims; 
Muntzel; Reiboldt; Rhoads; Spencer. 

Crime Prevention and Public Safety: Hinson, chair; 
Conway (104), vice chair; Black; Colona; Cornejo; 
Ellington; Walton Gray; Higdon; Lauer; Marshall; 
McCaherty; Phillips; Rhoads; Roorda; Wilson. 

Downsizing State Government: Curtman, chair; Kelley 
(127), vice chair; Ellington; Hampton; Harris; 
Hurst; Marshall; Roorda; Sommer; White; Wieland; 
Wright. 

Economic Development: Zerr, chair; Lauer, vice chair 
Austin; Brown; Curtman; Dunn; Engler; Englund, 
Fraker; Funderburk; Haefner; Hansen; Hurst; 
Kratky; Messenger; Mims; Morris; Otto; Redmon 
Rizzo; Rowden; Runions; Smith (85); Sommer; 
Swearingen; Torpey; Wieland. 

Elections: Entlicher, chair; Neth, vice chair; Butler, 
Conway (10); Cox; Dunn; Gosen; Hurst, 
Kolkmeyer; McGaugh; Newman; Pfautsch. 

Elementary and Secondary Education: Cookson, chair 
Barnes, vice chair; Anders; Bahr; Burlison; Butler, 
Cierpiot; Englund; Funderburk; Haahr; Hicks, 
Koenig; McNeil; Montecillo; Moon; Morgan 
Parkinson; Pierson; Roorda; Rowland; Scharnhorst; 
Spencer; Swan. 



Emerging Issues in Agriculture: Johnson, chair; 
Rowland, vice chair; Anderson; Fowler; Frame; 
Hansen; Harris; Meredith; Muntzel; Otto; Redmon; 
Rehder; Shull. 

Ethics: Diehl, chair; Ellinger, vice chair; Bernskoetter; 
Carpenter; Conway (10); Crawford; Keeney; 
Newman; Otto; Smith. 

Financial Institutions: Dugger, chair; Brown, vice 
chair; Crawford; Engler; English; Fitzwater; 
Gatschenberger; Hinson; Keeney; Koenig; 
Mayfield; Mitten; Nichols; Pogue; Shull; Smith (85); 
Swearingen; Wieland. 

Fiscal Review: Flanigan, chair; Haefner, vice chair; 
Allen; Anderson; Ellington; McDonald; Smith (85); 
Swan; Torpey. 

General Laws: Jones (50), chair; Richardson, vice chair; 
Colona; Cross; Curtis; Gosen; Hicks; Houghton; 
LaFaver; McCaherty; McDonald; Miller; Parkinson; 
Scharnhorst; Webber. 

Government Oversight and Accountability: Barnes, 
chair; Parkinson, vice chair; Flanigan; McManus; 
Messenger; Mitten; Molendorp; Pierson; 
Richardson. 

Health Care Policy: Frederick, chair; Franklin, vice chair; 
Cross; Hodges; Kelly (45); Kirkton; Morris; Neely; 
Neth; Pace; White; Wood. 

Health Insurance: Molendorp, chair; Lichtenegger, vice 
chair; Burlison; Frederick; Gardner; Guernsey; 
McNeil; Morgan; Neely; Phillips; Schieber; Schupp. 



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Higher Education: Thomson, chair; Frederick, vice chair; 
Burns; Cookson; Dohrman; Fitzwater; Hoskins; 
Lichtenegger; Mims; Pierson; Rowden; Schupp; 
Swan; Walker; Wright. 

Insurance Policy: Gosen, chair; Wieland, vice chair; 
Colona; English; Hansen; Mayfield; Molendorp; 
Muntzel; Shu 1 1 . 

International Trade: McCaherty, chair; Berry, vice chair; 
Burns; Curtis; Grisamore; Johnson; Kelley (127); 
Peters; Shumake. 

Judiciary: Cox, chair; Elmer, vice chair; Colona; 
Cornejo; El linger; Haahr; Higdon; Kelly (45); Leara; 
Marshall; Mitten; Richardson. 

Local Government: Gatschenberger, chair; Schieber, 
vice chair; Anderson; Austin; Berry; Butler; 
Cornejo; Engler; English; Entlicher; Frame; Kirkton; 
Kolkmeyer; Lauer; McGaugh; McManus; Morris; 
Pfautsch; Rizzo; Runions; Solon. 

Professional Registration and Licensing: Burlison, chair; 
Elmer, vice chair; Allen; Anderson; McCann Beatty; 
Brown; Carpenter; Cornejo; Fraker; Frame; Franklin; 
Frederick; Hinson; Keeney; Korman; Kratky; Lant; 
Lichtenegger; Mayfield; Muntzel; Nichols; Rhoads; 
Swearingen; Webb. 

Retirement: Leara, chair; White, vice chair; Anders; 
Hough; Justus; Lair; Montecillo; Norr; Pfautsch; 
Pike; Rowland; Runions. 

Rules: Riddle, chair; Jones (50), vice chair; Cox, Elmer; 
Gardner; Guernsey; Lair; Leara; Rizzo; Roorda; 
Scharnhorst; Webb. 

Small Business: Torpey, chair; Cross, vice chair; 
Anders; Austin; Bahr; Bernskoetter; Berry; Brattin; 
Carpenter; Davis; Englund; Harris; Hodges; 
Johnson; Justus; LaFaver; Lauer; Lynch; Mayfield; 
Shumake; Sommer. 

Tourism and Natural Resources: Phillips, chair; 
Houghton, vice chair; Anders; Berry; Black; 
Cookson; Fitzpatrick; Fowler; Justus; Kratky; Love; 
McDonald; McKenna; Miller; Nichols; Norr; Otto; 
Remole; Ross; Rowland; Schieber; Walker; Wood; 
Zerr. 



Transportation: Schatz, chair; Hough, vice chair; Burns; 
Hinson; Hoskins; Kolkmeyer; Korman; Lant; May; 
McDonald; McKenna; Phillips; Rehder; Schieffer; 
Solon. 

Urban Issues: (Vacancy), chair; Marshall, vice chair; 
Barnes; Dunn; Ellington; Newman; Pogue; Solon; 
Spencer; Walker. 

Utilities: Funderburk, chair; Schatz, vice chair; Anders; 
Bernskoetter; Cierpiot; Davis; Dugger; English; 
Fraker; Gatschenberger; Gosen; Hicks; Korman; 
McNeil; Miller; Norr; Pace; Rehder; Remole; 
Richardson; Riddle; Roorda; Smith (85); Webb. 

Veterans: Davis, chair; Solon, vice chair; Bahr; Burns; 
Carpenter; Conway (10); Dohrman; Gannon; 
Walton Gray; Hansen; Lynch; McCaherty; 
McKenna; Neely; Neth; Otto; Pike; Shumake. 

Ways and Means: Koenig, chair; Hidgon, vice chair; 
Curtis; Curtman; Ellinger; Engler; Gannon; Kelley 
(127); McNeil; Messenger; Pierson; Reiboldt. 

Workforce Development and Workplace Safety: Lant, 
chair; Fraker, vice chair; Frame; Haahr; Hampton; 
Kelley (127); May; McManus; Swan; Walker; 
Webber; White. 

Special Standing House Committees 

(As of April 3, 2013) 

Corrections: Fitzwater, chair; Brattin, vice chair; Black; 
Conway (104); Ellinger; Fowler; Hubbard; Mims; 
Muntzel; Reiboldt; Rhoads; Spencer. 

Emerging Issues in Health Care: Richardson, chair; 
Burlison, vice chair; Allen; Cox; Funderburk; 
Gardner; Hubbard; Kirkton; Lauer; Pace; Riddle; 
Swan. 

Small Business: Torpey, chair; Cross, vice chair; 
Anders; Austin; Bahr; Bernskoetter; Berry; Brattin; 
Carpenter; Davis; Englund; Harris; Hubbard; 
Johnson; Justus; LaFaver; Lauer; Lynch; Mayfield; 
Shumake; Sommer. 

Urban Issues: Hubbard, chair; Marshall, vice chair; 
Barnes; Dunn; Ellington; Pogue; Solon; Spencer; 
Walker. 



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Alphabetical list of State Representatives, 2013 
Name District Email Address 

Allen, Sue J. (R) 100 sue.allen@house.mo.gov 

Anders, Ira (D) 21 ira.anders@house.mo.gov 

Anderson, Sonya A. (R) 131 sonya.anderson@house.mo.gov 

Austin, Kevin L. (R) 136 kevin.austin@house.mo.gov 

Bahr, Kurt M. (R) 102 kurt.bahr@house.mo.gov 

Barnes, Jason 0. (R) 60 jay.barnes@house.mo.gov 

Bernskoetter, Mike (R) 59 mike.bernskoetter@house.mo.gov 

Berry, T.J. (R) 38 tj.berry@house.mo.gov 

Black, Linda R. (D) 117 linda.black@house.mo.gov 

Brattin, Rick R. Jr. (R) 55 rick.brattin@house.mo.gov 

Brown, Wanda (R) 57 wanda.brown@house.mo.gov 

Burlison, Eric (R) 133 eric.burlison@house.mo.gov 

Burns, Bob (D) 93 bob.burns@house.mo.gov 

Butler, Michael (D) 79 michael.butler@house.mo.gov 

Carpenter, Jon (D) 15 jon.carpenter@house.mo.gov 

Cierpiot, Mike (R) 30 mike.cierpiot@house.mo.gov 

Colona, Michael J. (D) 80 mike.colona@house.mo.gov 

Conway, Kathie (R) 104 kathie.conway@house.mo.gov 

Conway, Pat (D) 10 pat.conway@house.mo.gov 

Cookson, Stephen C. (R) 153 steve.cookson@house.mo.gov 

Cornejo, Robert W. (R) 64 robert.cornejo@house.mo.gov 

Cox, Stanley B. (R) 52 stanley.cox@house.mo.gov 

Crawford, Sandy (R) 129 sandy.crawford@house.mo.gov 

Cross, Gary L. (R) 35 gary.cross@house.mo.gov 

Curtis, Courtney Allen (D) 73 courtney.curtis@house.mo.gov 

Curtman, Paul R. (R) 109 paul.curtman@house.mo.gov 

Davis, Charlie E. (R) 162 charlie.davis@house.mo.gov 

Diehl, John J. Jr. (R) 89 john.diehl@house.mo.gov 

Dohrman, Dean (R) 51 dean.dohrman@house.mo.gov 

Dugger, Tony (R) 141 tony.dugger@house.mo.gov 

Dunn, Randy (D) 23 randy.dunn@house.mo.gov 

Ellinger, Rory(D) 86 rory.ellinger@house.mo.gov 

Ellington, Brandon R. (D) 22 brandon.ellington@house.mo.gov 

Elmer, Kevin A. (R) 139 kevin.elmer@house.mo.gov 

Engler, Kevin P. (R) 116 kevin.engler@house.mo.gov 

English, Keith (D) 68 keith.english@house.mo.gov 

Englund, Vicki Lorenz (D) 94 vicki.englund@house.mo.gov 

Entlicher, Sue (R) 128 sue.entlicher@house.mo.gov 

Fitzpatrick, Scott A. (R) 158 scott.fitzpatrick@house.mo.gov 

Fitzwater, Paul (R) 144 paul.fitzwater@house.mo.gov 

Flanigan, Thomas Callaway (R) 163 thomas.flanigan@house.mo.gov 

Fowler, Dennis (R) 151 dennis.fowler@house.mo.gov 

Fraker, Lyndall (R) 137 lyndall.fraker@house.mo.gov 

Frame, Michael R. (D) 111 michael.frame@house.mo.gov 

Franklin, Diane (R) 123 diane.franklin@house.mo.gov 

Frederick, Keith J. (R) 121 keith.frederick@house.mo.gov 

Funderburk, Doug (R) 103 doug.funderburk@house.mo.gov 

Gannon, Elaine Freeman (R) 115 elaine.gannon@house.mo.gov 

Gardner, Kimberly (D) 77 kimberly.gardner@house.mo.gov 

Gatschenberger, Chuck (R) 108 chuck.gatschenberger@house.mo.gov 

Gosen, Don (R) 101 don.gosen@house.mo.gov 

Grisamore, Jeff (R) 34 jeff.grisamore@house.mo.gov 

Guernsey, Casey (R) 2 casey.guernsey@house.mo.gov 

Haahr, Elijah (R) 134 elijah.haahr@house.mo.gov 



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Haefner, Marsha E. (R) 95 marsha.haefner@house.mo.gov 

Hampton, Kent (R) 150 kent.hampton@house.mo.gov 

Hansen, James (Jim) E. (R) 40 jim.hansen@house.mo.gov 

Harris, Ben S. (D) 118 ben.harris@house.mo.gov 

Hicks, Ronald Lee (R) 107 ron.hicks@house.mo.gov 

Higdon, Galen Wayne Jr. (R) 11 galen.higdon@house.mo.gov 

Hinson, Dave (R) 119 dave.hinson@house.mo.gov 

Hodges, Steve (D) 149 steve.hodges@house.mo.gov 

Hoskins, Denny L. (R) 54 denny.hoskins@house.mo.gov 

Hough, Lincoln (R) 135 lincoln.hough@house.mo.gov 

Houghton, Jay D. (R) 43 jay.houghton@house.mo.gov 

Hubbard, Penny V. (D) 78 penny.hubbard@house.mo.gov 

Hummel, Jacob W. (D) 81 jake.hummel@house.mo.gov 

Hurst, Tom (R) 62 tom.hurst@house.mo.gov 

Johnson, Delus (R) 9 delus.johnson@house.mo.gov 

Jones, Caleb M. (R) 50 caleb.jones@house.mo.gov 

Jones, Timothy W. (R) 110 tim.jones@house.mo.gov 

Justus, Jeff D. (R) 156 jeff.justus@house.mo.gov 

Keeney, Shelley (R) 145 shelley.keeney@house.mo.gov 

Kelley, Mike (R) 127 mike.kelley@house.mo.gov 

Kelly, Christopher S. (D) 45 chris.kelly@house.mo.gov 

Kirkton, Jeanne M. (D) 91 jeanne.kirkton@house.mo.gov 

Koenig, Andrew P. (R) 99 andrew.koenig@house.mo.gov 

Kolkmeyer, Glen (R) 53 glen.kolkmeyer@house.mo.gov 

Korman, Bart (R) 42 bart.korman@house.mo.gov 

Kratky, Michele R. (D) 82 michele.kratky@house.mo.gov 

LaFaver, Jeremy (D) 25 jeremy.lafaver@house.mo.gov 

Lair, Mike F. (R) 7 mike.lair@house.mo.gov 

Lant, Bill (R) 159 bill.lant@house.mo.gov 

Lauer, Jeanie (R) 32 jeanie.lauer@house.mo.gov 

Leara, Mike (R) 96 mike.leara@house.mo.gov 

Lichtenegger, Donna (R) 146 donna.lichtenegger@house.mo.gov 

Love, Warren D. (R) 125 warren.love@house.mo.gov 

Lynch, Steven M. (R) 122 steve.lynch@house.mo.gov 

McCann Beatty, Gail (D) 26 gail.beatty@house.mo.gov 

Marshall, Nickolas A. (R) 13 nick.marshall@house.mo.gov 

May, Karla(D) 84 karla.may@house.mo.gov 

Mayfield, John A. (D) 20 john.mayfield@house.mo.gov 

McCaherty, John C. (R) 97 john.mccaherty@house.mo.gov 

McDonald, Tom (D) 28 tom.mcdonald@house.mo.gov 

McGaugh, Joe Don (R) 39 joedon.mcgaugh@house.mo.gov 

McKenna, TJ (D) 114 tj.mckenna@house.mo.gov 

McManus, Kevin (D) 36 kevin.mcmanus@house.mo.gov 

McNeil, Margo (D) 69 margo.mcneil@house.mo.gov 

Meredith, Sue (D) 71 sue.meredith@house.mo.gov 

Messenger, Jeff L. (R) 130 jeff.messenger@house.mo.gov 

Miller, Rocky C. (R) 124 rocky.miller@house.mo.gov 

Mims, Bonnaye V. (D) 27 bonnaye.mims@house.mo.gov 

Mitten, Gina C. (D) 83 gina.mitten@house.mo.gov 

Molendorp, Chris (R) 56 chris.molendorp@house.mo.gov 

Montecillo, Genise D. (D) 92 genise.montecillo@house.mo.gov 

Morgan, Judy (D) 24 judy.morgan@house.mo.gov 

Morris, Lynn A. (R) 140 lynn.morris@house.mo.gov 

Muntzel, Dave E. (R) 48 dave.muntzel@house.mo.gov 

Neely, Jim (R) 8 jim.neely@house.mo.gov 

Neth, Myron J. (R) 17 myron.neth@house.mo.gov 

Newman, Stacey G. (D) 87 stacey.newman@house.mo.gov 



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Nichols, Mary (D) 72 mary.nichols@house.mo.gov 

Norr, Charlie (D) 132 charlie.norr@house.mo.gov 

Otto, Bill (D) 70 bill.otto@house.mo.gov 

Pace, Sharon L. (D) 74 sharon.pace@house.mo.gov 

Parkinson, Mark A. (R) 105 mark.parkinson@house.mo.gov 

Pfautsch, Donna S. (R) 33 donna.pfautsch@house.mo.gov 

Phillips, Donald E. (R) 138 don.phillips@house.mo.gov 

Pierson, Tommie L. (D) 66 tommie.pierson@house.mo.gov 

Pike, Randy W. (R) 126 randy.pike@house.mo.gov 

Pogue, Jeff L. (R) 143 jeff.pogue@house.mo.gov 

Redmon, Craig (R) 4 craig.redmon@house.mo.gov 

Rehder, Holly Renee (R) 148 holly.rehder@house.mo.gov 

Reiboldt, Bill (R) 160 bill.reiboldt@house.mo.gov 

Remole, Tim (R) 6 tim.remole@house.mo.gov 

Rhoads, Shawn (R) 154 shawn.rhoads@house.mo.gov 

Richardson, Todd (R) 152 todd.richardson@house.mo.gov 

Riddle, Jeanie (R) 49 jeanie.riddle@house.mo.gov 

Rizzo, John J. (D) 19 john.rizzo@house.mo.gov 

Roorda, Jeff C. (D) 113 jeff.roorda@house.mo.gov 

Ross, Robert (R) 142 robert.ross@house.mo.gov 

Rowden, Caleb (R) 44 caleb.rowden@house.mo.gov 

Rowland, Lyle (R) 155 lyle.rowland@house.mo.gov 

Runions, Joe (D) 37 joe.runions@house.mo.gov 

Scharnhorst, Dwight (R) 98 dwight.scharnhorst@house.mo.gov 

Schatz, Dave (R) 61 dave.schatz@house.mo.gov 

Schieber, Ron (R) 14 ronald.schieber@house.mo.gov 

Schieffer, Ed (D) 41 ed.schieffer@house.mo.gov 

Schupp, Jill (D) 88 jill.schupp@house.mo.gov 

Shull, Noel (R) 16 noel.shull@house.mo.gov 

Shumake, Lindell F. (R) 5 lindell.shumake@house.mo.gov 

Smith, Clem (D) 85 clem.smith@house.mo.gov 

Vacancy 120 

Solon, Sheila (R) 31 sheila.solon@house.mo.gov 

Sommer, Chrissy (R) 106 chrissy.sommer@house.mo.gov 

Spencer, Bryan F. (R) 63 bryan.spencer@house.mo.gov 

Stream, Rick (R) 90 rick.stream@house.mo.gov 

Swan, Kathryn (R) 147 kathryn.swan@house.mo.gov 

Swearingen, Jay P. (D) 18 jay.swearingen@house.mo.gov 

Thomson, Mike (R) 1 mike.thomson@house.mo.gov 

Torpey, Noel S. (R) 29 noel.torpey@house.mo.gov 

Walker, Nate (R) 3 nate.walker@house.mo.gov 

Walton Gray, Rochelle (D) 75 rochelle.gray@house.mo.gov 

Webb, Steve Eric (D) 67 steve.webb@house.mo.gov 

Webber, Stephen D. (D) 46 stephen.webber@house.mo.gov 

White, Bill (R) 161 bill.white@house.mo.gov 

Wieland, Paul J. (R) 112 paul.wieland@house.mo.gov 

Wilson, Kenneth (R) 12 kenneth.wilson@house.mo.gov 

Wood, David (R) 58 david.wood@house.mo.gov 

Wright, John A. (D) 47 john.wright@house.mo.gov 

Zerr, Anne (R) 18 anne.zerr@house.mo.gov 

Number of Representatives 163 

Republicans 109 

Democrats 53 

Vacancy 1 

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District 1 — MIKE THOMSON 

Capitol office: Room 401 -B; phone (573) 751-9465 
District address: PO Box 44, Maryville 64468 
Email address: mike.thomson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Higher Education (chair); Budget. 

Biography: Rep. Mike Thomson was born on April 8, 1946, in 
Craig. He is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University with 
Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in education. He and his 
wife Nancy have two married daughters and four grandchildren. 
Mike spent 38 years in public education as a former teacher, coun- 
selor and coach, as well as a (NWMSU) instructor and recruiter, 
before running for office. He has won multiple awards for his 
dedication to education. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 2010, 
2012. Republican. 



District 2— CASEY GUERNSEY 

Capitol office: Room 206-A; phone (573) 751-4285 
Home address: 2602 E. Main St., Bethany 64424 
Email address: casey.guernsey@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Agri-Business (chair); Rules; Budget; Health 
Insurance. 

Biography: Born Oct. 1 4, 1 980, at U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado 
Springs, Colo. 1999 grad of South Harrison R-ll H.S.; B.S. in busi- 
ness administration — College of the Ozarks. Seventh-generation 
family farmer. Previously worked five years in Washington, 
DC, on Capitol Hill. Attends Blue Ridge Christian Union Church. 
Chamber of Commerce member; board member of Boy Scouts 
Camp Geiger and Harrison County Hospital Foundation; founder 
of General Thompson Foundation; Natl. Federation of Independent 
Bus.; Bethany Rotary; Harrison Co. Farm Bureau; NRA; executive 
board of the Pony Express Council of the Boys Scouts of America. 
Guernsey was named as one of the 2013 American Conservative Union "10 under 40" and received 
the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Leadership Award; named American Swiss Foundation Young 
Leader; holds American FFA degree. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 3— NATE WALKER 

Capitol office: Room 405B; phone (573) 751-3647 
Email address: nate.walker@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Agri-Business; Workforce Development and 
Workplace Safety; Higher Education; Urban Issues; Tourism and 
Natural Resources. 

Biography: Rep. Nate Walker resides in Kirksville and is the proud 
father of two sons: Madison Belt Walker and Samuel Preston Belt 
Walker. Walker has a diverse professional career working as a 
licensed realtor & associate for Heritage House Realty, Inc.; previ- 
ous service in House of Representatives; former owner & editor of 
the La Plata Home Press; family famer; involvement in downtown 
revitalization, community growth and economic development, 
as well as work on national & state transportation issues. Walker 
holds a B.S. in agricultural journalism, Master of Science degree in 
regional and community affairs from the University of Missouri, and 
has done post graduate studies at Duke University & the Haus Rissen 
and Economics in Germany. Elected to the House: 1980,1982, 2012 



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District 4— CRAIG REDMON 

Capitol office: Room 111; phone (573) 751-3644 
District office: PO Box 43, Monticello 63457 
Email address: craig.redmon@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural 
Resources (chair); Budget; Economic Development; Emerging Issues 
in Agriculture. 

Biography: Born on January 29, 1959 in Kirksvi Me. Rep. Redmon 
currently resides in Canton with his wife Brenda. They are the 
parents of twins, Andrew and Audrey. Rep. Redmon represents 
Schuyler, Scotland, Clark, Knox, Lewis and Adair counties. In addi- 
tion to his legislative duties, Rep. Redmon owns a small business 
in Monticello. He previously owned and operated a convenience 
store. Rep. Redmon is a 1977 graduate of Highland High School. 
Rep. Redmon received his B.S. from Culver Stockton College in 
1982. He also serves on: Issue Development Standing Committee 
on Missouri Ports; Interim Committee on Cause and Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the Elk 
and White Tail Deer Population; Joint Committee on Solid Waste Management District Operations 
Elected to the house in 2010, 2012. Republican. 





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District 5— LINDELL F. SHUMAKE 

Capitol office: Room 407-B; phone (573) 751-3613 
District address: 1101 Central Ave., Hannibal 63401 
Email address: lindell.shumake@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Administration and Accounts (vice chair); 
Veterans; Small Business; Agri-Business; International Trade. 

Biography: Rep. Shumake's hometown is Hannibal, and he gradu- 
ated from Hannibal High School in 1968. He served in the U.S. 
Army 1 969 to 1 971 , including a tour in Vietnam. He graduated from 
Hannibal Lagrange College in 1974 and Quincy University in 1976 
p I with a B.A. degree in sociology and obtained a Missouri teaching 

I certificate. Rep. Shumake was employed for the Division of Family 
M I Services as a caseworker from 1977 to 1996. He owned and oper- 
I ated a metal recycling business and continues to operate LS Tax 
| Service. He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1974 and con- 
tinues to do prison and jail ministry and foreign missions, including 
nes, Malaysia and Vietnam. He married his wife Lydia in 1975, and they have 
adopted from China in 2001. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 6— TIM REMOLE 

Capital office: Room 201 -G; (573) 751-6566 
Email address: tim.remole@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Agri-Business; Utilities; Tourism and Natural 
Resources; Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

Biography: Born October 2, 1957, in Danville, III., Rep. Remole 
graduated from Westran Senior High School in 1976. In addition 
to his legislative duties, he has been a small business owner for 23 
years, and owns Remole Coatings, LLC. He also has served as a 
volunteer firefighter for 26 years. Rep. Remole currently resides in 
Excello with his wife of 34 years, Brenda. They have two children, 
Nathan and Amy. They have a son-in-law, Travis, and daughter- 
in-law, KaraLee. They have four grandchildren. He is a member of 
the Church of Nazarene and was the proud recipient of a 20-year 
Distinguished Service Award. He is currently a member of Moberly 
Holiness Independent Church, and a Golden Eagle member of the 
NRA. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



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District 7— MIKE LAIR 

Capitol office: Room 400; phone (573) 751-291 7 
Email address: mike.lair@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Education, (chair); Rules; 
Budget; Retirement. 

Biography: Born February 27, 1946, in Omaha, Neb. A 1964 
Creighton Prep Jesuit High School graduate, he played in Nebraska's 
Shrine Bowl football game and played football at Colorado State 
University. He earned a B.S. in history from the University of 
Nebraska — Omaha in 1970, and an M.S. in education from Central 
Methodist University in 2003. He and wife Jeanne have lived in 
Chillicothe since 1987 and have two children, Jill i an Harris and 
Trevor Lair, and two grandchildren, Margaux and Jack Harris. He 
taught and coached in Nebraska, South Dakota and Missouri until 
his retirement after 38 years in 2008. Member: St. Columban Roman 
Catholic Church, Missouri Farm Bureau, Chillicothe Chamber of 
Commerce, Ducks Unlimited, NRA and the NRA-lnstitute for Legislative Action. He also serves on: 
Joint Committee on Education (chair). Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 8— JIM NEELY 

Capitol office: Room 115C; (573) 751-0246 
Email address: jim.neely@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Health Insurance; Health Care Policy; Veterans; 
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

Biography: Rep. Jim Neely represents Clinton and Caldwell coun- 
ties and parts of Clay and Ray counties. In addition to his legislative 
duties, Rep. Neely is a physician at Cameron Regional Medical 
Center. He also is a veteran of the United States Army. In addition, 
Rep. Neely served on the Cameron School Board from 1 996 to 2005. 
Rep. Neely is a graduate of the University of Missouri — Columbia 
and received his D.O. from the Kansas City University of Medicine 
and Biosciences. He and his wife Sandra reside in Cameron and 
have six children: Stephenie, Kristina, Jillian, Chandler, and twins 
John and Warren. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 9— DELUS JOHNSON 

Capitol office: Room 233; phone (573) 751-3666 
Email address: delus.johnson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Emerging Issues in Agriculture (chair), 
International Trade; Small Business; Agriculture Policy. 

Biography: Deputy whip. Represents parts of Andrew and Buchanan 
counties. He spent nearly 20 years as a captain on the St. Joseph 
Fire Department. He has received the Fire Chiefs Life Saving 
Award, has been recognized for his perfect attendance and was 
a former emergency medical technician for the Andrew County 
Ambulance District. Rep. Johnson has owned numerous businesses, 
including a training company that has helped over 4,000 Missouri 
entrepreneurs start their own businesses. He is a member of the 
National Rifle Association, St. Joseph Metro Chamber of Commerce, 
Savannah Chamber of Commerce and the International Association 
of Firefighters. Raised in St. Joseph, Rep. Johnson resides there with 
his wife Tara, daughter Julia and niece Taylee. He also serves on: Issue Development of Missouri 
Ports. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 1 0— PAT CONWAY 

Capitol office: Room 109-B; phone (573) 751-9755 
Email address: pat.conway@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elections; Ethics; Appropriations-General 
Administration; Veterans; Administration and Accounts. 

Biography: Born October 8, 1947, in St. Joseph. Rep. Pat Conway 
currently resides there with his wife Mary. They have five children: 
Ritchie, Kenyon, Beth, Regan andjennisen. Rep. Conway represents 
part of Buchanan County. He served as county clerk of Buchanan 
County from 1 983 to 201 0. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served 
with the 2/1 2th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in 1969-1970. He 
attends St. Joseph's Cathedral Catholic Church and belongs to the 
following organizations: Knights of Columbus, American Legion, 
Ancient Order of Hibernians, 25th Infantry Division Association, 
Zeredetha/Charity Lodge and Moila Shrine Temple; Missouri State 
Capitol Commission. A 1965 graduate of Christian Brothers High 
School, Rep. Conway received a bachelor's degree in social science from Missouri Western State 
University. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 1 1 — GALEN WAYNE HIGDON JR. 

Capitol office: Room 412-A; phone (573) 751-3643 
Email address: galen.higdon@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ways and Means (vice chair); Appropriations- 
Public Safety and Corrections; Crime Prevention and Public Safety; 
Judiciary. 

Biography: Born May 30th, 1954, in St. Joseph, Mo. He attended 
McKinley Grade School, Spring Garden Middle School and is 
a graduate of Benton High School, class of 1973. He attended 
Missouri Western, 1979. Retired from Buchanan County Sheriffs 
Department after 30 years of service. Served on the transportation 
advisory committee; active member of the Knights of Columbus; 
served as second vice president for the Missouri Deputy Sheriffs 
Association; member of the St. Joseph Host Lions Club. He attends 
St. James Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Married Lou Anne Bravo, 
1973. They have three daughters: Monika Ford, Andrea Higdon and 
Emily Cummingham. They have five grandchildren. Appointed to 
the Sentencing Advisory Commission 2013. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 12— KENNETH WILSON 

Capitol office: Room 410-A; phone (573) 751-0762 
District address: 19507 Diamond Ln v Smithville 64089 
Email address: ken.wilson@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections. 

Biography: Born May 1st. Mo. Rep. Wilson received a B.A. in 
criminal justice from Western State Univ., and is a graduate of 
the U. S. Dept. of Justice Executive Excellence Program, the FBI 
Central States Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, 
FBI Natl. Academy, and Foundations Program from Central Baptist 
Theological Seminary with a certificate in ministry studies. He 
and his wife Melissa have two children. He is a full-time pastor of 
Edgerton Christian Church. Member: Board of Mo. Western State 
Univ. Regional Law Enforcement Academy, Farm Bureau, NRA, 
Mo. Peace Officers Ass'n., Mo. Police Officers Assoc. Int'l Assoc of 
Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy Assoc. and Intl. Assoc. of 
Ethics Trainers. Awarded: VFW Certificate of Appreciation, Natl. 
Comm. for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as a Patriotic 
Employer. He also serves on: Bipartisan Investigative Committee on Privacy Protection (vice chair); 
Committee on Crime Prevention and Public Safety. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




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District 13— NICK MARSHALL 

Capitol office: Room 134; phone (573) 751-6593 
District address: PO Box 14235, Parkville 64152 
Email address: nick.marshall@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Judiciary; 
Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and Social Services; Urban 
Issues (vice chair); Downsizing State Government. 

Biography: Rep. Nickolas A. Marshall represents Platte County in 
the Missouri House of Representatives. In addition to his legislative 
duties, he is also a partner of Marshall & Zevenbergen Law LLC. 
Rep. Marshall received his B.A from Bob Jones University in 1995 
and his law degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City 
in 1999. After his admission to the Missouri Bar, Rep. Marshall 
served the people of Missouri as an assistant prosecuting attorney. 
Rep. Marshall is the two-time recipient in 2011 and 2012 of the 
Locke and Smith Award and the Champion of Justice Award from 
the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. Rep. Marshall is also a member of the NRA, the NWTF 
and the Missouri Prairie Foundation. Born October 5th, 1972, in Kansas City, Rep. Marshall and his 
family, live in southern Platte County. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 14— RON SCHIEBER 

Capitol office: Room 401 A; phone (573) 751-3618 

Email address: ronald.schieber@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government (vice chair); Health 

Insurance; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born April 3, 1960, in Maryville. He is a 1978 gradu- 
ate of Maryville R-2 High School. He received his B.S. in business 
administration from Northwest Missouri State University in 1983. 
He and his wife Stephanie have five daughters and reside in Kansas 
City. He is a mortgage banker. He served on the Park Hill School 
Board for seven years. His final term ended in April 2010. Elected 
to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 15— JON CARPENTER 

Capitol office: Room 105-J; phone (573) 751-4787 
District address: PO Box 47318, Kansas City 64188 
Email address: jon.carpenter@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and 
Economic Development; Ethics; Professional Registration and 
Licensing; Small Business; Veterans. 

Biography: Born December 16, 1987. Rep. Carpenter is the owner 
of Carpenter Communications, a marketing and advertising firm 
that partners with businesses and nonprofit organizations. He is a 
parishioner at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a member of 
the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce and a member of the 
Northland Democratic Club. He is a graduate of St. Charles grade 
school and North Kansas City High School, and was a National 
Merit Scholar. Graduated magna cum laude from the University of 
Southern California with a B.A. in political science and a minor in 
international relations. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Life Sciences. Rep. Carpenter lives 
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District 1 6— NOEL J. SHULL 

Capitol office: Room 201 B; phone (573) 751-9458 
District address: PO Box 281, Liberty 64069 
Email address: noel.shull@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Financial Institutions; Insurance Policy; 
Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development. 

Biography: Born, May 28, 1942, in Hale, Mo. to loving parents 
Larkie I. and Lester Gayle Shull. He and his wife Peggy have two 
sons and six grandchildren. Graduate of Hale Public School; B.S. in 
business administration with an emphasis in finance and real estate, 
Univ. of Mo., Columbia; Graduate School of Banking, Southern 
Methodist Univ., Dallas, Texas. Retired UMB Bank, executive vice 
president. Member: Pleasant Valley Baptist Church; Small Business 
Administration National Advisory Council, 1978-2001; first male 
appointed to SBA NAC Women Business Owners Committee; 
Mid Continent Public Library Bd. of Trustees; Mo. Cattlemen's 
Foundation Bd.; Univ. of Mo., Honorary Professors Program; SBA 
Regional Financial Advocate of the year; 2004 recipient Greater Kansas City UMC Business Alumni 
Chapter Alumni of the Year Award. Licensed real estate broker; Shoal Creek Living History Museum. 
Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




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District 1 7— MYRON J. NETH 

Capitol office: Room 408-B; phone (573) 751-1218 
District address: 1826 Surrey St., Liberty 64068 
Email address: myron.neth@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elections (vice chair); Appropriations- 
Infrastructure and Job Creation; Health Care Policy; Veterans. 

Biography: Rep. Myron Neth represents part of Clay Co. In addition 
to his legislative duties, Rep. Neth helps manage his family's cattle 
business. He also worked in commercial banking for 13 years in 
the Northland and Clay Co. areas. He is a 1987 graduate of Liberty 
High School and received his B.S. in business administration from 
William Jewell College. He is also a graduate of the Doniphan 
Institute at the Pryor Leadership Center. He is a lifelong resident 
of the Liberty area. He is married to Cammy Neth, a third grade 
teacher, and they have two children, Kelsey and Mitchell. Elected 
to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 1 8— JAY P. SWEARINGEN 

Capitol office: Room 101-1; phone (573) 751-2199 
Home address: 619 N.W. 42nd Terr., Kanas City 64116 
Email address: jay.swearingen@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Professional Registration and Licensing; 
Financial Institutions; Economic Development. 

Biography: Represents southwest Clay Co. He has worked in eco- 
nomic development, as a commercial real estate broker, freelance 
writer and senior staff for several state and federal political cam- 
paigns. Served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1984-1996 where 
he was AIT honor grad and received the Army Achievement Medal. 
He has directed programs of downtown economic development 
in four different communities in Texas and Oklahoma. He led the 
effort to rebuild the economy of the bomb-ravaged 30-block area 
of downtown Oklahoma City following the 1995 bombing. He is a 
past executive director of the North Kansas City Business Council. 
2008 graduate of Leadership Northland. Serves on Joint Committee 
on Tax Policy. Vice president of Missouri Credit Union Association. Jay, his wife Valerie and their 
three children reside in Kansas City North. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 19— JOHN J. RIZZO 

Capitol office: Room 102BB; phone (573) 751-3310 
District address: 51 1 Holmes, Kansas City 64106 
Email address: john.rizzo@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Rules; Budget; Local Government; Economic 
Development. 

Biography: Minority whip. Born October 3, 1980, in Kansas City. 
Rep. John Rizzo resides there with his wife Lindsay. Rep. Rizzo 
represents part of Jackson Co. He has served as the 11th ward 
committeeman for Jackson Co. He is a former board member for 
Truman Medical Center and a former member of the Kansas City 
Planning Commission. He attends Holy Rosary Catholic Church and 
is a member of the Columbus Park Neighborhood Association. He 
is a 1999 graduate of St. Pius X High School. He received his B.S. 
in political science and his B.A. in English in 2004 from Rockhurst 
University. He also serves on: Joint Committee on Government 
Accountability; Special Interim Committee on Privacy Protection. Elected 
Democrat. 




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District 20— JOHN MAYFIELD 

Capitol office: Room 109F; phone (573) 751-3674 
District address: 18926 Powahatan Ct. East, Independence 64056 
Email address: john.mayfield@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Financial Institutions; Small Business; Insurance 
Policy; Professional Registration and Licensing Policy. 

Biography: Born October 13, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo. William 
Jewell College: Bachelor of Arts in communication and a master's 
degree in divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He 
currently serves on the Fort Osage Project Graduation Committee, 
serving as the treasurer in 2007-2008. He has also served on the Fort 
Osage Patrons Advisory Committee and the Independence School 
District Review Committee. He was appointed by the Independence 
City Council to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee on Public 
Safety in 2003-2004. He is a member of First Baptist Church in 
Buckner and the National Rifle Association. He served as chairman 
of the Independence Human Relations Commission from 2005-2013. He also serves on the Joint 
Committee on Government Accountability and the Special Standing Committee on Small Business. 
Elected to the House in 2012. Democrat. 



District 21— IRA ANDERS 

Capitol office: Room 101-E; phone (573) 751-5701 
Home address: 731 N. Spring, Independence 64050 
Email address: ira.anders@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Small Business; Retirement; Utilities; Tourism 
and Natural Resources; Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Biography: Born April 15, 1942. Graduate: Moundridge High 
School, Moundridge, Kan. and Emporia State University, Emporia, 
Kan., with a B.S. and M.S. in education. Ira and wife Nina have two 
children, Jon and Amy, and daughter-in-law Cindy. Retired elemen- 
tary teacher from the Independence Public Schools. Former member 
Independence Board of Education. Former president Independence 
NEA. Memberships include Missouri Historical Society, Jackson 
County Historical Society, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, 
Truman Library Institute, United Eastern Democrats and Missouri 
NEA. Retired. In 2009, Ira and Nina received the Independence 
Citizens of the Year Award and the Brian and Sharon Snyder Historical Building Preservation Award. 
Missouri NEA Education awards: 2011 and 2013. Joint Committees: Retirement and Education. 
Elected to House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 22— BRANDON ELLINGTON 

Capitol office: Room 116-4; phone (573) 751-3129 
Email address: brandon.ellington@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Fiscal Review; Appropriations-Public Safety 
and Corrections; Urban Issues; Crime Prevention and Public Safety; 
Downsizing State Government. 

Biography: Rep. Ellington, who lives in Kansas City, was born on 
November 18, 1980. He represents part of Jackson County in the 
Missouri House of Representatives. Rep. Ellington is a 1999 gradu- 
ate of Paseo High School in Kansas City. He also attended Penn 
Valley University and the University of Missouri — Kansas City. He 
is the cofounder of Voices of the People and serves as president of 
I Am My Brother's Keeper. He also is a board member of Oak Park 
Neighborhood Association and a member of Consolidated Social 
Service Works, Operation Promise Land and G.Y.R.L. Rep. Ellington 
is the vice chair of the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus. He also 
serves on: Special Standing Committee on Urban Issues; Issue Development Standing Committee on 
Disadvantaged Communities (chair) Elected to the House: 201 1 (special election), 2012. Democrat. 




District 23— RANDY D. DUNN 

Capitol office: Room 116-1; phone (573) 751-0538 
Email address: randy.dunn@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elections; Agriculture Policy; Appropriations- 
Revenue, Transportation, and Economic Development; Economic 
Development; Urban Issues. 

Biography: Born November 18, 1982 in Kansas City, Mo., Rep. 
Dunn currently resides there. He represents part of Jackson County 
in the Missouri House of Representatives. In addition to his legis- 
lative duties, Rep. Dunn is a licensed realtor and small business 
owner. He previously served as a city planner. Rep. Dunn attends 
St. James United Methodist Church. He is involved with the fol- 
lowing organizations: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Omicron Xi 
Lambda Chapter; Construction Committee for Kansas City Habitat 
for Humanity, member; Steering Committee for Greater Kansas City 
Food Policy Coalition, member; Kansas City Youth Court, board 
member; Freedom, Inc.; Vine Street District Council, board member. A graduate of Raytown South 
High School, Rep. Dunn obtained his B.A. in urban affairs and his M.P.A from the University of 
Missouri — Kansas City where he was also a HUD Fellow. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 




District 24— JUDY MORGAN 

Capitol office: Room 101-G; phone (573) 751-4485 
District address: 3837 Campbell St., Kansas City 64109 
Email address: judy.morgan@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Elementary and Secondary Education; Health 
Insurance. 

Biography: Minority Caucus Policy and Member Engagement 
Leader. Born January 11,1 948, Kansas City. University of Missouri — 
Kansas City; bachelor's degree in secondary education, master's 
degree in guidance and counseling. She and her husband Gene 
have one daughter. She is a retired Kansas City school teacher and 
American Federation of Teachers Local Union president. Member: 
American Federation of Teachers; Missouri Association of Social 
Welfare board member; Greater Kansas City Women's Political 
Caucus, Missouri Legislative chair; House Joint Committee on MO 
HealthNet; Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation. Elected to the House: 2011, 2012. 
Democrat. 




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District 25— JEREMY LaFAVER 

Capitol office: Room 1 16A; phone (573) 751-2437 
District address: 7506 Grand Ave., Kansas City 641 14 
Email address: jeremy.lafaver@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Budget; Small Business; General Laws; 
Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job Creation. 

Biography: Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, his wife Stephanie and daughter 
Isabel le reside in the Waldo neighborhood of Kansas City. He 
received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University before 
working as a legislative staffer and then an aide to the president of 
the University of New Mexico. In addition, he served his country 
overseas in the United States Peace Corps as a community health 
education volunteer in Turkmenistan. Jeremy spends much of his 
free time volunteering for local organizations that help children 
who are survivors of abuse and neglect. Elected to the House: 2012. 
Democrat. 




District 26— GAIL McCANN BEATTY 

Capitol office: Room 130-DB; phone (573) 751-2124 
District address: PO Box 22333, Kansas City 641 13 
Email address: gail.beatty@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; Appropriation-Infrastructure and Job 
Creation; Professional Registration and Licensing. 

Biography: Rep. Gail McCann Beatty represents the Kansas City 
metro area in the Missouri House of Representatives. Rep. Beatty is 
the assistant minority floor leader. She is a member of the Missouri 
Legislative Black Caucus and board member and secretary for the 
Missouri Legislative Black Caucus Foundation. Prior to running 
for the legislature, Rep. Beatty served on the Missouri Real Estate 
Appraisers Commission and the Missouri Tourism Commission. 
Rep. Beatty is a graduate of Pembroke Hill High School and 
received her B.A. in political science from Stanford University. She 
resides in Kansas City with her husband Bruce and is a general certi- 
fied real estate appraiser. Elected to the House 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 27— BONNAYE MIMS 

Capitol office: Room 116-3; phone (573) 751-7639 
District address: 10735 Marsh Ave., Kansas City 64134 
Email address: bonnaye.mims@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Higher Education; Economic Development- 
Corrections. 

Biography: Rep. Bonnaye Mims represents part of Jackson Co. in 
the Missouri House of Representatives. She was elected to her first 
two-year term in August 2012. Prior to her legislative duties, Rep. 
Mims worked as a forensic coordinator for the Missouri Department 
of Mental Health. She also served as the president of the Hickman 
Mills School Board from 2008 to 2012 and as the president of the 
AFL-CIO AFSCME Local 1812 from 1992-1998. Rep. Mims attends 
St. Paul AME Zion Church. She is a member of the following orga- 
nizations: Hickman Mills School Board, 2001 to present; AFSCME 
Local 1812 in Kansas City; Jackson County Democratic Committee for 20 years, vice 
years; a member of Freedom, Inc.; Urban Summit; Order of Eastern Star; Daughters of 
Association and South Kansas City Alliance. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 




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District 28 — TOM McDONALD 

Capitol office: Room 135-BA; phone (573) 751-9851 
Home address: 8120 Kentucky Ave., Raytown 64138 
Email address: tom.mcdonald@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Fiscal Review; General Laws; Transportation; 
Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born Sept. 17, 1946, in Omaha, Neb. A 1965 graduate 
of St. Francis High School in Council Bluffs, Iowa; received under- 
graduate degree in advertising communication. Resides in Raytown. 
He and his wife Lois have 12 children and eight grandchildren. 
Retired after 18 years as retail environment and industrial designer 
for Hallmark Cards Inc. Worked for 13 years as partner with the 
advertising firm of McDonald, Slater and Associates. Acting com- 
mitteeman for Jackson Co. Democrats; active member of Raytown 
Democrats Assoc. and Raytown Chamber of Commerce; belongs to 
numerous civic and service organizations. In 2007, he and his wife 
received a National Angels in Adoption Award from the United States Congress. Elected to the House: 
2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 29— NOEL S. TORPEY 

Capitol office: Room 404-B; phone (573) 751-3623 
District address: 821 E. Manor Rd., Independence 64055 
Email address: noel.torpey@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Small Business (chair); Appropriations- 
Health, Mental Health and Social Services (vice chair); Economic 
Development; Fiscal Review. 

Biography: Deputy whip. Born December 12, 1971, in Westport, 
Conn. A 1990 graduate of Staples High School. Received a 
Bachelor's of Science degree in social science with an emphasis in 
political science from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, 1995. 
Served as legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley. Resides 
in Independence, Mo., with his wife of 16 years, Julie, and two 
sons, 12-year-old Hayden and 10-year-old Dawson. Co-owner of 
Torpey Brothers Lawn and Landscaping. Coaches both Hayden and 
Dawson's baseball teams for the Queen City Athletics Association. 
He attends St. Mark's Catholic Church in Independence. Member: 
CAPA Board of Directors, NFIB, Independence Chamber of Commerce. Interim Committee on 
Citizens and Legislators Working Group on Medicaid Eligibility and Reform (chair); Interim 
Committee on Medicaid Transformation (vice chair). Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 30— MIKE CIERPIOT 

Capitol office: Room 302-B; phone (573) 751-0907 
Email address: mike.cierpiot@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education; Utilities; 
ex officio member of all committees 

Biography: Assistant majority floor leader. Born January 14, 1953. 
Graduated De La Salle High School 1971. Attended Longview and 
UMKC. He lives in Lee's Summit, Mo., with his wife of 41 years, 
Connie. They have two grown sons, Pat and Luke, and two beautiful 
grandchildren, Ellie and Louie. They attend Abundant Life Baptist 
Church. He is retired from SBC/AT&T, where he worked for 38 
years. Mike is a member of the NRA and Mo. Right to Life. He is an 
avid biker and has run two marathons. Elected to the House: 2010, 
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District 31 — SHEILA SOLON 

Capitol office: Room 305-B; phone (573) 751-8636 
Email address: sheila.solon@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Veterans (vice chair); Transportation; Local 
Government; Urban Issues. 

Biography: She lives in Blue Springs with her husband of 27 years, 
Charlie. They have two children; Lindsey, a first grade school teach- 
er with the Blue Springs School District, and Spencer, who attends 
UMKC studying engineering. In addition to her legislative duties, 
Rep. Solon is an account coordinator with Parlux Fragrances. Served 
for three years on the Blue Springs City Council and as mayor pro 
tern. Served for nine years on the Blue Springs Planning Commission. 
Chair of the Comprehensive Plan Review Commission, Blue Springs. 
She also served on the Board of Zoning and Adjustment, Charter 
Review committees, Capital Improvements committees, Bond Task 
Force Committee and the Citizen's Police Academy of Blue Springs. 
She serves on the Blue Springs School District Citizens Advisory Council and was PTA president at 
Cordill-Mason Elementary. Member: Mo. Oral Chemotherapy Parity Interim Committee. She attends 
the First United Methodist Church in Blue Springs. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 32— JEANIE LAUER 

Capitol office: Room 412-C; phone (573) 751-1487 
Home address: 1413 N.W. Wildwood Dr., Blue Springs 64015 
Email address: jeanie.lauer@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Economic Development (vice chair), Local 
Government; Small Business. 

Biography: Born in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Graduate of Perryville 
High School in Perryville. Received a Bachelor of Science degree 
from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's in business 
administration from Central Michigan University. She lives in Blue 
Springs with her son, Chris. She is the founder and owner of The 
Management Edge, a firm providing mediation, strategic planning 
and performance services to area enterprises. She is also the former 
Blue Springs District 1 city councilwoman. She is the current presi- 
dent of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, honorary chair of 
Habitat for Humanity Gala and a Missouri Federation of Republican 
Women Member Woman of Tribute: ALEC; Missouri Women Legislators, vice president; Committee 
National Night Out Against Crime; NRA. Elected to House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 33 — DONNA S. PFAUTSCH 

Capitol office: Room 236-B; phone (573) 751-9766 
Home address: Harrisonville 64701 
Email address: donna.pfautsch@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elections; Retirement; Local Government; Agri- 
Business 

Biography: Rep. Pfautsch represents the 33rd dstrict, serving parts 
of Cass, Jackson and Lafayette counties. Prior to being elected, 
she served as alderwoman and mayor pro tern for the city of 
Harrisonville. A lifelong resident of Cass Co., Rep. Pfautsch grew up 
on a large crop and dairy farm south of Pleasant Hill. She graduated 
from Pleasant Hill High School, received bachelor's and master's 
degrees from the University of Central Missouri. She retired in 2012 
after 40 years as a teacher and gifted-education facilitator in the 
Harrisonville School District. Rep. Pfautsch and her husband Larry 
own a 1 10-acre Century Farm southeast of Pleasant Hill. They have 
two grown children, Tobias Ford and Emily Boyd. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



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District 34— JEFF GRISAMORE 

Capitol office: Room 311; phone (573) 751-1456 
Email address: jeff.grisamore@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities 
(chair); Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and Social Services; 
Budget; International Trade. 

Biography: Born November 16, 1961, in Wichita, Kan. B.A. in com- 
munications from Trinity International University, Deerfield, III. He 
is the father of 10 children: Ben, Joel, Micah (all three members of 
the Missouri Army National Guard), Sarah, Gracie, Angela, Ellianna, 
Elia, Annikah and Rebekah (deceased). His career has included 
service in the corporate, nonprofit and faith communities. Prior to 
public service he served in various executive roles. He currently 
works as a consultant in the private sector, as well as in providing 
humanitarian leadership for charitable and public-sector causes at 
state, national and global levels. Chair of the Missouri Children's 
Services Commission and member of the Governor's Council on Disability. Elected to the House: 
2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 





District 35— GARY L. CROSS 

Capitol office: Room 112; phone (573) 751-1459 
District address: PO Box 1 737, Lee's Summit 64063 
Email address: gary.cross@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Small Business (vice chair); General Laws; 
Health Care Policy. 

Biography: Born May 19, 1955, in Independence. A graduate of 
Lee's Summit High School. A. A. automotive marketing, Northwood 
University, Midland, Mich., 1975; B.S. business administration, 
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, 1977. Lives in Lee's 
Summit with his wife Jan; they have two daughters: Alicia and 
Melissa. A small business owner. Member: Woods Chapel United 
Methodist Church, NFIB (1985-1991), Mid-America Association of 
Real Estate Investors, Lee's Summit Chamber of Commerce and an 
Eagle Scout. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 36— KEVIN McMANUS 

Capitol office: Room 101D; phone (573) 751-9469 

Home address: PO Box 481642, Kansas City 64148 

Email address: kevin.mcmanus@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job 

Creation; Budget; Local Government; Government Oversight and 

Accountability; Workforce Development and Workplace Safety 

Biography: Born November 3, 1978, in Kansas City. Graduate of 
Rockhurst High School; earned a Bachelor of Arts in government 
from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 and a Juris Doctorate 
from Saint Louis University in 2006, where he was an 1 843 scholar. 
He and his wife Alejandra "Alex," live in Kansas City with their 
son. He is an attorney in private practice. Member: St. Thomas 
More Catholic Church; Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; 
Missouri Bar Association; South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. 
Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 37— JOE RUNIONS 

Capitol office: Room 1 01 F; phone (573) 751-0238 
District address: 12336 Norton Ave., Grandview 64030 
Email address: joe.runions@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Retirement; Local Government; Economic 
Development. 

Biography: Born November 6, 1940, in Kansas City, Mo. Graduated 
from Ruskin High School in 1958. Currently resides in Grandview 
with his wife Janice. They have two children and two grandchil- 
dren. Member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church; electrician for 
42 years and is a current member of the International Brotherhood 
of Electrical Workers, Local 124; former president of the Muscular 
Dystrophy Association; former grand knight and current member 
of the O'Hara Council of the Knights of Columbus; served on the 
Grandview Board of Aldermen for seven years; former advisor for 
the Kansas City Port Authority; former member of the Grandview 
Planning Commission; former member of the Missouri Municipal League and the National 
Cities. Member of the Jackson County Democratic Committee. Elected to the House: 2012. 




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Democrat. 



District 38— T.J. BERRY 

Capitol office: Room 205; phone (573) 751-2238 
District address: PO Box 512, Kearney 64060 
Email address: tj.berry@house.mo.gov 

House committees: International Trade (vice chair); Small Business; 
Tourism and Natural Resources; Local Government 

Biography: Born September 11, 1965, Rep. Berry is a life-long 
resident of Clay Co. and currently resides in Kearney with his wife 
and two children. He is a 1 984 graduate of Liberty High School; he 
received his Bachelor of Science degree in graphic arts management 
from Central Missouri State University in 1 987. He owned and oper- 
ated Business Cards, Ltd. for 20 years. Rep. Berry serves as a deacon 
at First Baptist Church of Kearney and is a member of the Excelsior 
Springs and Kearney chambers of commerce and Rotary Club. He is 
a member of the Missouri Technology Corporation Board, where he 
sits on the investment board. Currently he is serving his second term 
as a representative of Clay Co. He is co-chair of the Kansas City Caucus, which is made up of both 
House Republicans and Democrats. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 39— JOE DON MCGAUGH 

Capitol office: Room 1 15D; phone (573) 522-0439 
District address: 2 N. Main St., Ste. 2, Carrollton 64633 
Email address: joedon.mcgaugh@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elections; Local Government; Agriculture 
Policy. 

Biography: Born November 29, 1983, Carrollton, Mo.. University 
of Missouri-Columbia 2006: B.A. agricultural economics and 
minor in political science. University of Missouri-Kansas City 201 0: 
Juris Doctorate. Member: Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Missouri 
Farm Bureau, Missouri Cattleman's Association, National Rifle 
Association, Wakanda Lodge #52 AF & AM, Carrollton Lion's Club, 
Carroll County University of Missouri Extension Council. Attends 
Carrollton United Methodist Church. Previously served as counselor 
and city attorney for the Town of Carrollton. He represents Ray, 
Carroll and portions of Chariton County. Attorney at McGaugh Law 
Offices and currently resides in Carrollton with his wife Kassie and their two daughters, Nora Kate 
and Vivian. Elected to the House 2012. Republican. 



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District 40— JIM HANSEN 

Capitol office: Room 405A; phone (573) 751-4028 
Home address: 5877 Hwy. C, Frankford 63441 
Email address: jim.hansen@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Veterans; Economic Development; Insurance; 
Emerging Issues in Agriculture. 

Biography: Born January 24, 1947, in Hannibal. Rep. Hansen 
resides in Frankford with his wife Cindy. They have three children: 
Erin, Brad and Brett. He represents parts of Ralls, Monroe, Lincoln 
and Pike counties. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Hansen 
retired in 2002 as vice president of the State Farm Insurance office 
in Columbia, Mo. He was elected to serve on the Hannibal School 
Board in 1980. Currently, Rep. Hansen is a member of Home Care/ 
Hospice Foundation Board, Pike County Health Department, and 
J the Adiel Baptist Church. Rep. Hansen also served in the U.S. Army. 
Rep. Hansen graduated from Hannibal High School in 1965. He 
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1 969 from the University of Arizona and a master's in second- 
ary education. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 41— ED SCHIEFFER 

Capitol office: Room 101 A; phone (573) 751-9459 
District address: 183 Thornhill Cemetery Rd., Troy 63379 
Email address: ed.schieffer@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Transportation and Economic 
Development; Agri-Business; Transportation; Agriculture Policy. 

Biography: Born November 28, 1949, in Troy. Graduated from 
Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in secondary 
education in 1971 . Earned his Master of Science degree in second- 
ary education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 
1977. Lives on the family farm. Spent 30 years as a teacher, real 
estate broker and instructor. He and his wife Maria have two chil- 
dren, Sarah Butler and Sam, and one grandchild, Joey Butler. Active 
in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Member: Fourth Degree Knights 
of Columbus, Birkhead Township Central Democratic Committee, 
Retired Teachers Association, Troy and Moscow Mills chambers 
of commerce; Missouri Farm Bureau, Blue Dog Democrats and a life member of the National Rifle 
Association. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 





District 42— BART KORMAN 

Capitol office: Room 113; phone (573) 751-2689 
Home address: PO Box 33, High Hill 63350 
Email address: bart.korman@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and 
Economic Development (vice chair); AppropriationsAgriculture 
and Natural Resources; Professional Registration and Licensing; 
Transportation; Utilities. 

Biography: Represents Montgomery Co. and parts of St. Charles and 
Warren counties. A 1999 University of Missouri-Columbia gradu- 
ate with a B.S. in agricultural systems management and a B.S. in 
agricultural engineering. That same year, he also graduated from 
the Missouri Auction School, joining the family auction business 
of Korman Auction Service. After graduation, he joined Lewis- 
Bade, Inc. in Warrenton, Mo. as an engineer and surveyor. He has 
furthered his professional development with dual certification as 
professional land surveyor and professional engineer. He and his wife Sarah have two sons, Wyatt 
and Grant. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



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District 43 — JAY D. HOUGHTON 

Capitol office: Room 236-A, phone (573) 751-3649 
Email address: jay.houghton@house.mo.gov 

House committees: General Laws; Agri-Business; Agriculture Policy 
(vice chair); Tourism and Natural Resources (vice chair). 

Biography: Rep. Jay D. Houghton represents Audrain and parts of 
Callaway Co. in the Missouri House of Representatives. In addition 
to his legislative duties, Rep. Houghton is works in agriculture, 
Missouri's number one industry. Rep. Houghton is the nephew 
of Sen. Brian Munzlinger, a former state representative, who cur- 
rently serves Missouri's 18th senate district. In addition, Rep. 
Houghton's great-great-great uncle, and his great-great-great-great 
grandfather served as state representatives. Rep Houghton is a 1 984 
graduate of Highland High School. He attended the University of 
Missouri-Columbia. Born October 27, 1966, in Kansas City, Rep. 
Houghton was raised near Monticello, Mo. and currently resides in 
Martinsburg. He has two children, Tyler and Hunter. Elected to the House: 201 0, 2012. Republican. 



District 44— CALEB ROWDEN 

Capitol office: Room 201 -C; phone (573) 751-1169 

Email address: Caleb.Rowden@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget, Economic Development, Higher 

Education. 

Biography: Born October 22, 1982, Columbia, Mo. Attended Rock 
Bridge High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. 
He and his wife Aubrey have one son, Willem. He owns Clarius 
Interactive, a media and marketing company. Attends Christian 
Chapel, Columbia. Member: Rotary Club of Columbia N.W., 
Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Board member: Love Inc. of 
Columbia. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 45— CHRIS KELLY 

Capitol office: Room 106B; phone (573) 751-4189 
Email address: chris.kelly@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job Creation, 
(chair); Budget; Agri-Business; Health Care Policy; Judiciary. 

Biography: Rep. Chris Kelly represents part of the city of Columbia. 
He received the Mizzou Alumni Association's Geyer Award twice, 
and numerous other legislative awards. He is a graduate of Marist 
College (B.A. '68) and the University of Missouri Law School (J.D. 
'88). He is an attorney and previously served as Boone County 
associate circuit judge, chair of the Missouri Labor and Industrial 
Relations Commission, and as Boone County clerk. He was born on 
October 22, 1946. Chris and his wife Judge Nanette Laughrey live 
in Columbia and have two children, Hugh and Kate, and two grand- 
children, Sam and Maryelle. Also serves on: Joint Committee on 
Legislative Research; Joint Committee on Capital Improvements and 
Leases Oversight; Oral Health Issue Development; Interim Committee on 
Elected to the House: 1 982, 1 984, 1 986, 1 988, 1 990, 1 992, 2008, 201 0, 




Medicaid Transformation. 
2012. Democrat. 



District 46— STEPHEN WEBBER 



Capitol office: Room 106-A; phone (573) 751-9753 

Home address: 807 Forest Hill Ct, Columbia 65203 

Email address: stephen.webber@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; General Laws; Workforce Development 

and Workplace Safety. 

Biography: Born June 8, 1 983, in Morgantown, W. Va. A 2001 grad- 
uate of Hickman High School; Eagle Scout recipient; graduate of St. 
Louis University, bachelor's degree in economics, 2006; and a 201 3 
graduate of the University of Missouri's School of Law. Served two 
tours in Iraq as a Marine infantryman (2004 and 2007); previously 
on staff of the Washington D.C. office of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. 
Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 47— JOHN WRIGHT 

Capitol office: Room 1051; phone (573) 751-1501 
Email address: john.wright@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Agriculture Policy; Higher Education; 
Appropriations-Education. 

Biography: Represents Boone, Howard, Randolph and Cooper 
counties. Graduated Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo.; 
Yale College (B.A., economics); Yale Law School (J.D.). Founded 
Rollins Reading, a nonprofit organization that sponsors early child- 
hood education programs in Mid-Missouri. Previously founded 
an investment firm dedicated to investing in growing companies. 
Serves on boards for Junior Achievement of Mid-Missouri; Columbia 
Community Montessori; and Jumpstart. Born June 1, 1976, in North 
Kansas City, resides in Boone County. Elected to the House: 2012. 
Democrat. 



District 48— DAVE MUNTZEL 

Capitol office: Room 201 E; phone (573) 751-0169 

Email address: dave.muntzel@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Professional Registration and Licensing; 

Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections; Insurance Policy; 

Corrections; Emerging Issues in Agriculture. 

Biography: Born September 30, 1950, in Boonville, Mo. Central 
Missouri State University-Warrensburg, Bachelor's degree in busi- 
ness administration, majoring in marketing. He and his wife, 
Marianne (Ann) have a daughter and a son. He is a fourth genera- 
tion farmer, past district manager with Ralston Purina Company and 
Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance Service, Inc., member of Masonic 
Wallace Lodge #456 at Bunceton and a past deacon and elder at 
the Broadway Presbyterian Church in Sedalia. Elected to the House: 
2012. Republican. 



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District 49— JEANIE RIDDLE 

Capitol office: Room 309; phone (573) 751-5226 
District address: 7227 State Rd. VV, Mokane 65059 
Email address: jeanie.riddle@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Rules (chair); Utilities. 

Biography: Born in Joplin, May 27, 1954. Graduate of McCluer 
High School and Drury University (B.A. in education). Married to 
Randy Riddle. They have two children, Randee Rae (Riddle) Phelps 
and Thomas Riddle. Attends First Baptist Church. Member: Fulton 
Rotary; Women Legislators of Missouri, treasurer 2009-2010; 
Missouri Federation of Republican Women; Callaway County 
Federated Republican Women; Missouri Legislative Sportsmen's 
Caucus; life member of National Rifle Association; Callaway 
County Farm Bureau; Kingdom of Callaway Retired Teachers 
Association; Fulton Area Development Corp.; Missouri Retired 
Teachers Association; Missouri Emergency Response Commission; 
Southern States Energy Board. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012 




Republican. 



District 50— CALEB M. JONES 

Capitol office: Room 233-A; phone (573) 751-2134 
District address: PO Box 5, California 65018 
Email address: caleb.jones@house.mo.gov 

House committees: General Laws (chair); Rules (vice chair); 
Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job Creation. 

Biography: Represents Moniteau, Cooper, Boone and Cole coun- 
ties. Worked for U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof, focusing on agricultural 
and environmental issues. Worked on 2004 Bush/Cheney presi- 
dential campaign. Appointed by President Bush to serve as special 
assistant in U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Graduate of California High 
School. Degree in agricultural economics from the Univ. of Mo.; 
J.D. from Univ. of Mo. School of Law. He practices law with his 
brother Clayton. Deacon at First Christian Church of California, 
Mo. Member: Farm Bureau; Moniteau County Cattleman's Assoc.; 
California, Tipton and Boonville chambers of commerce. Born 
January 9, 1980. He resides in California, Mo. He is the son of former state Rep. Kenny Jones. He 
is married to wife Lindsey and has one son, Max. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 51 — DEAN A. DOHRMAN 

Capitol office: Room 1 15-G; phone (573) 751-2204 
District address: PO Box 234, La Monte 65337 
Email address: dean.dohrman@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Education; Higher Education; 
Veterans. 

Biography: Born in Warrensburg, graduated from La Monte 
High School. He is program coordinator and faculty member of 
Applied Social Sciences and Public Management at Colorado 
State University-Global Campus (online), and online faculty at 
Missouri Valley College and Central Methodist University. State 
Fair Community College: A. A., Alumni of the Year Award, 2013; 
University of Central Missouri: B.A., history/political science, 
cum laude, M.A. history; University of Missouri-Kansas City: 
M.A., political science, Ph.D. Attends Wesley United Methodist 
Church. Member: Sedalia Lions Club, Pettis County Historical 
Society, Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce. Past president, West 

Central Missouri Assessors Association; past treasurer, Show-Me Honor Flight; past presidential man- 
agement intern. Interim Committee on Emerging Issues in Agriculture Policy. Nat'l. Conference of 
State Legislators; Military and Veterans Task Force. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




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District 52— STANLEY COX 

Capitol office: Room 200-A; phone (573) 751-9774 
District address: 202 W. Fourth St., Sedalia 65301 
Email address: stanley.cox@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Judiciary; (chair); Elections; Rules. 

I Biography: Born Dec. 26, 1949. Graduate, Central Mo. State 
I University; law degree, Univ. of Mo., Columbia. He and his wife 
I Kristeen have two children, Adam and Sarah, and three grandchil- 
I dren. Attorney in Sedalia. Prosecuting attorney, 1979-1982. He 
I was a commissioned officer with U.S. Army, 1971-1973, service in 
I Republic of Korea and U.S. Military Academy-West Point. Missouri 
"V^^^^F^^^fc National Guard Captain, 1974-1979. Member: Wesley United 
I Methodist Church, Sedalia; Mo. Housing Development Comm., 
M I 1984-1988, two terms as chair; Mo. Veterans Comm., 1989-1991, 

^| | vice chair; Central Mo. State Univ. Bd. of Regents, two terms as presi- 

dent; Pettis Co. Fire Protection Dist., 1991-2006; Sedalia Rotary Club 
and VFW Post #2591 . Awards: District Award of Merit, Osage Trails District, Boy Scouts of America; 
JohnC. Ryan Award: Volunteer, Boy Scouts of America. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 201 0, 2012. 
Republican. 




District 53— GLEN KOLKMEYER 

Capitol office: Room 400CA; phone (573) 751-1462 
Email address: glen.kolkmeyer@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elections, Transportation, Local Government, 
Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Current owner and CEO of Energy Transport Solutions, 
Inc., for 24 years. He spent 39 years as a volunteer firefighter 
and EMT with the Wellington-Napoleon Fire Protection District 
with 20 years as fire chief. He was a former president of Missouri 
Propane Gas (Safety) Commission, Missouri Propane Gas Assoc. 
and Lafayette Co. Firefighters Assoc. He is also the current presi- 
dent of the Lafayette County Law Enforcement Restitution Fund, a 
member of National Rifle Association, a past board member of the 
Wellington-Napoleon Protection District and the Lafayette County 
9-1-1 Board. Rep. Kolkmeyer attends Calvary Baptist Church in 
Odessa. He currently resides in rural Wellington with his wife 
Lisa. They have two children, son Eric and daughter Emily, and four grandchildren. Serves on Joint 
Committee on Transportation Oversight. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 54— DENNY L. HOSKINS 

Capitol office: Room 301; phone (573) 751-4302 

District address: PO Box 1 1 8, Warrensburg 64093 

Email address: denny.hoskins@house.mo.gov 

House committees: /Fx officio member of all committees of the 
House. 

Biography: A graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia, Mo., 
Rep. Hoskins received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the 
University of Central Missouri in 1998. He is a certified public 
accountant who specializes in financial planning and governmental 
audits, and has also served in the Missouri Army National Guard. 
Rep. Hoskins was first elected in 2008, and has since received 
Freshman Legislator of the Year for Higher Education, Freshman 
Legislator of the Year for Veteran Issues, Freshman Caucus chair, 
majority floor whip and Missouri Elks Legislator of the Year. In 
September 2013 Rep. Hoskins was elected as speaker pro tern of the Missouri House. Rep. Hoskins 
currently lives in Warrensburg and is the father to two children, Cole and Amelia. Elected to the 
House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 55— RICK R. BRATTIN 

Capitol office: Room 1 14C; phone (573) 751-3783 
District address: 22405 Excelsior Rd., Harrisonville 64701 
Email address: rick.brattin@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Corrections (vice chair), Small Business; 
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

Biography: He represents central Cass Co. In addition to his legisla- 
tive duties, he owns and operates a small construction company. He 
also served honorably as a noncommissioned officer in the United 
States Marine Corps for six years. He is an active member of his 
church, Cornerstone Church, a member of the NRA, the Chamber 
of Commerce and the NFIB. Rep. Brattin is a 1 999 graduate of Lee's 
Summit High School. Born July 22, 1 980, in Harrisonville. He has a 
lovely wife, Athena, and is a proud father of four children, Mariah, 
Kayla, Rick III and Garrett. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 




District 56— CHRIS MOLENDORP 

Capitol office: Room 206-A; phone (573) 751-2175 
Email address: chris.molendorp@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Health insurance (chair); Insurance Policy; 
Government Oversight and Accountability. 

Biography: Represents parts of Cass, Bates and Jackson counties. 
Graduate of Raymore-Peculiar High School, 1987; B.A., University 
of Missouri-Columbia, 1991. He is the father of two sons, Tyler 
and Blake. He is a member of the Jefferson Club, the University of 
Missouri Alumni Association, The Friends of the NRA, the NRA, the 
Missouri State Historical Society, Belton Christian Church (Disciples 
of Christ) and an Eagle Scout. Served as Cass County Republican 
Party chair, 2000-2004; board of directors, Hope Haven, 2006- 
2007; board of directors, Research Belton Hospital, 2004-2005; 
Past President, 2004 and 15-year member, Belton Chamber of 
Commerce; past president and member, Bel-Ray Sunrise Lions Club; 

committee member, Boy Scout Troop 510. "40 under 40," Kansas City's Ingram's Magazine, 2003. 
Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 57— WANDA BROWN 

Capitol office: Room 412-B; phone (573) 751-3971 

District address: 24515 Taylor Rd., Lincoln 65338 

Email address: wanda.brown@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Financial Institutions (vice chair); Professional 

Registration and Licensing; Economic Development. 

Biography: Represents all of Henry Co. and parts of Benton, Cass 
and Bates counties. She formerly owned and operated the Benton 
County License Office until her election as state representative. A 
member of the NRA, Western Missouri Shooters Alliance, Missouri 
Cattlemen's Association and the Missouri Farm Bureau. She also is 
a member of the Lincoln, Clinton, Windsor and Cole Camp cham- 
bers of commerce. A 1984 graduate of Benton County R-1 schools. 
She attended State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Born May 
31, 1966, in Sedalia. She currently resides in Cole Camp with her 
husband Bob. They have a daughter, Nicole. Elected to the House: 
2010, 2012. Republican. 



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District 58— DAVID WOOD 

Capitol office: Room 115-A; phone (573) 751-2077 
District address: 7443 Hwy. 52, Versailles 65084 
Email address: david.wood@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Administration and Accounts; Health Care Policy; 
Tourism and Natural Resources 

Biography: Rep. Wood represents Morgan Co. and parts of Moniteau 
ancTMiller counties. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Wood 
has worked as a telecom administrator for Capital Region Medical 
Center. He taught mathematics and computer science in Versailles 
for 25 years and was also a tech coordinator. He is a member of the 
First Christian Church of Versailles and serves on the board of direc- 
tors for Quality Industries. A 1979 graduate of Eldon High School, 
Rep. Wood has a bachelor's degree in education with a specializa- 
tion in mathematics from University of Central Missouri. Born April 
1 5, 1 961 , in Jefferson City, Rep. Wood currently resides in Versailles 
with his wife Cheryl. They have two sons, Jonathan and Patrick and a granddaughter, Joanna. Elected 
to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 59— MIKE BERNSKOETTER 

Capitol office: Room 414; phone (573) 751-0665 
Email address: mike.bernskoetter@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Small Business; Agri-Business; Utilities; Ethics. 

Biography: Born November 29, 1959. Graduate of Helias High 
School, 1978. He and his wife Jeannette have four children: Brian, 
Krista, Kyle and Luke, and two grandchildren. They have owned 
and operated Art's Pest Control for the past 27 years. Member: 
Immaculate Conception Parish, serves as lector, Eucharistic and 
hospitality minister; Knights of Columbus; Elks; Eagles; East Side 
Business Association; West Side Business Assoc.; Jefferson City 
Chamber of Commerce; Wardsville Lions Club; Home Builders 
Assoc.; Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors; National Federation of 
Independent Businesses; Farm Bureau; 2001 Jefferson City Chamber 
Leadership Class; YMCA; Missouri Pest Management Assoc., past 
president; and has received the John Veatch Award and Man of the 
Year Award for his work in the pest control industry. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 60— JAY BARNES 

Capitol office: Room 41 5A; phone (573) 751-2412 
Email address: jay.barnes@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Government Oversight and Accountability 
(chair); Elementary and Secondary Education (vice chair); 
Appropriations-General Administration; Urban Issues. 

Biography: Married to Jane with three children. Born December 27, 
1 979, in Jefferson City, Mo. 1 998 Graduate of Helias, 2002 graduate 
of University of Missouri-Columbia. 2005 graduate of the University 
of Missouri School of Law. Attorney with Barnes and Associates. 
Attends Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. Elected to 
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District 61— DAVE SCHATZ 

Capitol office: Room 207-B; phone (573) 751-6668 
District address: 5259 Hwy. ZZ, Gerald 63037 
Email address: dave.schatz@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Transportation (chair); Utilities (vice chair); 
Budget; Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job Creation; Appropriations- 
Revenue,Transportation and Economic Development. 

Biography: Represents parts of Franklin, Gasconade and Osage 
counties. In addition to his legislative duties, he is vice president of 
Schatz Underground, Inc. He has started and operated several busi- 
nesses in his community. Member of the Temple Baptist Church. 
He has served on the Spring Bluff School District Board and vol- 
unteered in area youth sports as a coach. Member of the NRA. A 
1982 graduate of Sullivan High School. Born November 28, 1963, 
in Sullivan. He resides there with his wife Chara. They have five 
children: David, Daniel, Devon, Dana and Dailee. Elected to the 
House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 62— TOM HURST 

Capitol office: Room 1 15E; phone (573) 751-1344 
Email address: tom.hurst@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elections; Appropriations-Agriculture and 
Natural Resources; Economic Development; Downsizing State 
Government. 

Biography: Rep. Tom Hurst represents parts of Osage, Cole, Miller, 
Phelps, Crawford and Gasconade counties and all of Maries County. 
In addition to his legislative duties, he is an accountant, farmer, 
auctioneer, business owner and landlord. He received the Natl. 
Leadership Award. Honorary co-chair of the Business Council, 
and member of the Golden Key Nat'l. Honor Soc. Member: St. 
Cecilia Church in Meta, Mo.; Farm Bureau, Fraternal order of the 
Eagles, Fraternal order of the Elks, Knights of Columbus, Missouri 
Cattlemen's Assoc., Mo. Professional Auctioneers Assoc. and Osage 
and Gasconade County 4-H. Served as treasurer of the City of Meta, 
president of Meta MFA and vice president/volunteer of the Meta 
Rural Fire Dept. Graduate: Fatima H.S.; B.S. in accounting, Univ. of Mo. Born February 10, 1966, in 
Jefferson City. He resides in Meta with his wife Staci. They have three children: Macey, Hayden, and 
Emma. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 63— BRYAN SPENCER 

Capitol office: Room 201 -D; phone (573) 751-1460 
District address: PO Box 445, Wentzville 63385 
Email address: bryan.spencer@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elementary & Secondary Education; 
Appropriations-Education; Appropriations; Corrections; Urban 
Issues. 

Biography: Born September 25, 1967, Rolla, Missouri. Resides in 
Wentzville. Education: Culver-Stockton College (Canton, Mo.); 
B.S. in social science/education; Harris Stowe College (St. Louis, 
Mo.) behavior disorder/learning disability certification; University 
of Missouri-St. Louis, MEd., administration education; Truman 
University +30 Humanizing Education. Teacher, Francis Howell 
School District, 1990-2013, inducted into the Francis Howell Hall 
of Fame 2011. BMH Outstanding Young Teacher 2008. Has also 
been employed simultaneously as adaptive daily living instructor at 
Lighthouse for the Blind-Careers; Alcohol compliance officer/trainer 
at Aramark Sports and Entertainment Inc.; education consultant at Metropolitan Psychiatric. Church 
of Christ (Foristell); Wentzville Junior Chamber of Commerce, president 2007; St. Charles Community 
Assistant Board, 2010-2012 and various others. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



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District 64— ROBERT CORNEJO 

Capitol office: Room 115-J; phone: (573) 751-1484 
District address: 1001 Boardwalk Springs PI., Ste. 111, O'Fallon 63368 
Email address: robert.cornejo@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Local Government; Professional Registration 
and Licensing; Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Judiciary. 

Biography: Rep. Robert Cornejo represents St. Charles and Lincoln 
counties. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Cornejo is an 
attorney and is now a member of the law firm Kespohl, McCrary, 
and Cornejo, LLC. In 2004, Robert interned for U.S. Senator Jim 
Talent's St. Louis office. He is an active member in his church, 
Zion Lutheran Church in Harvester. A 2001 graduate of Hazelwood 
Central, Rep. Cornejo graduated from Washington University in 
St. Louis with a degree in political science with a second major in 
international business. In 2008, Rep. Cornejo earned his J.D. from 
University of Missouri-School of Law. Born March 25, 1983, in St. 
Louis County, Rep. Cornejo currently lives in St. Peters with his wife Kara. They have a son, Clark. 
Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 65— ANNE ZERR 

Capitol office: Room 315; phone (573) 751-3717 
Home address: 1160 Lancaster Dr., St. Charles 63301 
Email address: anne.zerr@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Economic Development (chair); Administration 
and Accounts; Appropriations-Health; Mental Health, and Social 
Services; Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and Economic 
Development; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Represents St. Charles and part of St. Charles Co. 
Political science and business instructor, Lindenwood University. 
MBA, M.A., Lindenwood. Husband, Mick; children: Katie, Danny 
and Craig. Member: NRA, St. Charles Pachyderms; Women 
Legislators of Missouri. Attends St. Cletus Catholic Church. Serves 
on Joint Committees: Gaming and Wagering, Life Sciences. St. 
Louis Business Journal Legislative Award 2010, 2011, 2012; 2010 
Distinguished Legislator Award, Missouri Community College 
Association; 2010 Friend of Agriculture, Missouri Farm Bureau; 201 1 Statesman Award, RCGA; 201 1 
YMCA Legislative Recognition; 201 1 Committed Statesperson, National Multiple Sclerosis Society; 
2012 Champion of Small Business, National Coalition for Capital; 2013 Chamber Champion, St. 
Louis Regional Chamber. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 





District 66— TOMMIE PIERSON 

Capitol office: Room 101-H; phone (573) 751-6845 
District address: 9950 Glen Owen Dr., St. Louis 63136 
Email address: tommie.pierson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Education; Elementary and 
Secondary Education; Higher Education; Government Oversight 
and Accountability; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Born January 29, 1946, in Ripley, Tenn. Rep. Pierson 
represents part of St. Louis County. In 1965, he graduated from 
Beaumont High School in St. Louis. In addition to his legislative 
duties, Rep. Pierson is the pastor at the Greater St. Mark Family 
Church. He also worked for General Motors as an assembly worker 
for 32 years. Rep. Pierson served on the Riverview Gardens School 
Board and is involved with the Citizens for Modern Transit. He 
resides in Bellefontaine Neighbors with his wife JoAnn. They have 
three children, Linell Green, Tommie Pierson Jr. and Lavenia 
Draper. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 67— STEVE E. WEBB SR. 
Capitol office: Room 130-DA 

Home address: 3829 Kentucky Derby Dr.,Florissant 63034 
Email address: steve.webb@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Professional Registration and Licensing; 
Appropriations-General Administration; Utilities; Rules 

Biography: Represents part of St. Louis County. Born November 
8, 1975, in Port Arthur, Texas. Steve is a graduate of Lincoln High 
School and attended Prairie View A&M University. Steve is a small 
business owner. He is married to Shalonda Webb and they have 
three children, Steven Jr., Sean and Sterling. Member: NAACP; 
North County Inc.; St. Louis Spartans Youth Organization; Brown 
Elementary PTA; Mentor St. Louis: Shalom Church City of Peace. 
Elected to the House 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 68— KEITH ENGLISH 

Capitol office: Room 1 16A-2; phone (573) 751-9628 
Email address: keith.english@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government; Utilities; Insurance Policy; 
Financial Institutions 

Biography: Rep. Keith English represents part of St. Louis County, 
including the area of Florissant, in the Missouri House of 
Representatives. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. English 
has been an IBEW electrician, Local 1, for 25 years. He has been 
a business owner for 10 years and a Florissant city councilman 
since 2007. Rep. English was born on November 4, 1967, in St. 
Louis. He graduated from Hazelwood Central High School in 1986, 
attended Saint Louis University and graduated from the IBEW Joint 
Apprenticeship Training Center in 1989. He currently resides in 
Florissant with his three children. Also serves on: Joint Committee 
on Gaming and Wagering; Freshman Bipartisan Issue Development; 
Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and Efficiency; Special Interim 
Committee on Privacy Protection. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 




District 69— MARGO McNEIL 

Capitol office: Room 103BC; phone (573) 751-5365 
District address: 124 St. Stanislaus Ct., Florissant 63031 
Email address: margo.mcneil@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Health Insurance; Ways and Means; Elementary 
and Secondary Education; Utilities; Appropriations-Infrastructure 
and Job Creation. 

Biography: Born June 22, 1948, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduate of 
Hannibal High School and University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in 
fine arts and an M.A. in art education. Rep. McNeil currently lives 
in Hazelwood with her husband Jim. They have three children: 
Nathan, Stuart and Megan. She worked 22 years as an art teacher 
in the Ferguson Florissant School District. In 2006, was elected to 
the St. Louis Community College Board of Trustees and served six 
years. She attends St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Florissant. 
Member: Missouri NEA Retired, North County Legislative Labor 
Club, ADK sorority, Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, North County, Inc., Women's 
Political Caucus, League of Women Voters and National Organization for Women. Elected to the 
House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 70— BILL OTTO 

Capitol office: Room 116-2; phone (573) 751-4163 
Email address: bill.otto@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ethics; Veterans; Economic Development; 
Tourism and Natural Resources; Emerging Issues in Agriculture. 

Biography: Born January 1, 1 956, in St. Louis. Attended Meramec 
Community College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He 
and his wife Kathy have six children and five grandchildren. He 
worked for 31 years as an air traffic controller and is a founding 
member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, where 
he served as president; represented air traffic controllers as U.S. 
representative on an international committee. He also served on 
the Bridgeton City Council from 1989-1995; the St. Charles Board 
of Adjustment; St. Peters Green Environmental and Solid Waste 
Advisory Committee; a Boy Scout leader, youth baseball coach and 
Pattonville Team leader. A veteran, he served seven years in the 
United States Navy. Also serves on: Missouri Sportsman Issue Development; Freshman Bipartisan 
Issue Development; Joint Interim Committee on St. Louis Metropolitan Statistical Area Governance 
and Taxation Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 



District 71 — SUE MEREDITH 

Capitol office: Room 103B; phone (573) 522-0471 
District address: 8 Sunview Ln., St. Louis 63146 
Email address: susan.meredith@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health, and 
Social Services; Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities; 
Emerging Issues in Agriculture, 

Biography: Representative Sue Meredith represents a portion of unin- 
corporated St. Louis County, including parts of Overland, Olivette, 
Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. She also volunteers 
as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in St. Louis County 
Courts advocating for children removed from their parents. Prior to her 
Missouri House service, Rep. Meredith volunteered with Girl Scouts, 
the Women's Political Caucus, and various PTO/PTA groups. She also 
enjoyed a professional career and served two terms on the Ritenour 
Scnool Board. A 1964 graduate of Pattonville High, she holds a B.A. 
(political science), an M.A. (legal studies) and Paralegal Certificate. She 
serves on the Freshman Bipartisan Issue Development committee and the Interim Committee on Emerging 
Issues in Agriculture Policy. Rep. Meredith and her husband Michael have three adult daughters and two 
granddaughters. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 





District 72— MARY NICHOLS 

Capitol office: Room 105-H; phone (573) 751-1832 
Home address: 1 1 61 Mack Ave., Maryland Heights 63043 
Email address: mary.nichols@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections; 
Professional Registration and Licensing; Financial Institutions; 
Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Represents St. Louis County. She is a residential real 
estate sales person for Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Maryland 
Heights. Served four terms on the Maryland Heights City Council 
and two terms as the Maryland Heights Township committee- 
woman. She received her A. A. from Monticello College in 1969 
and her B.S. from Southern Illinois University in 1972. Rep. Nichols 
also received her teaching certificate from the state of Illinois in 
1972. She resides in Maryland Heights with her husband Robert K. 
Nichols. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 73— COURTNEY CURTIS 

Capitol office: Room 116; phone (573) 751-0855 

Email address: courtney.curtis@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ways and Means; Agri-Business; General Laws; 

International Trade. 

Biography: Freshman Democratic Caucus president. Born April 
12, 1981, St. Louis, Mo. McCluer Senior High School. Columbia 
College and University of Missouri: studied accounting. Actively 
involved in various community projects including the Ferguson 
Youth Initiative. Named the 2013 Legislator of the Year by the 
Associated Students of the University of Missouri. He has also 
worked as an entrepeneur in the areas of human resources and 
information technology, specifically with technology start-ups. He 
also serves on: Freshman Bipartisan Issue Development, (chair); 
Interim Committee on Improving Government Responsiveness and 
Efficiency; Interim Committee on Emerging Issues in Agriculture 
Policy. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 



District 74— SHARON PACE 

Capitol office: Room 105-G; (573) 751-4726 
Email address: sharon.pace@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and 
Economic Development; Health Care Policy, Utilities. 

Biography: House chief minority deputy whip. Experience in 
health care industry, including administrative capacity; alder- 
woman for City of Northwoods. Born in St. Louis; proud parent of 
three daughters; member First Baptist Church, recipient of 2007 
service achievement award. Education: Forest Park Community 
College; St. Louis Univ., curriculum emphasis in bus. mgmt./admin- 
istration. Community Service: 2013 North County Community 
Development Corp. Recognition Award; 2005-2009 board chair/ 
member, Community Action Agency of St. Louis County, Inc. 
(CAASTLC); 2007-present board member; 2007 Child and Family 
Advocate award, Annie Malone Children and Family Services 
Center. Memberships: president, Women's Democratic Caucus; 
Mo. Legislative Black Caucus; Women's Legislative Caucus; Democratic Caucus; NAACP; Ready, 
Aim Advocate Committee; North County Citizens Group; Townships of Ferguson, Florissant and 
Normandy. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




District 75— ROCHELLE WALTON GRAY 

Capitol office: Room 105E; phone (573) 751-5538 
District address: 2320 Chambers Rd., St. Louis 63136 
Email address: rochelle.gray@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-General Administration; 
Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Veterans; Administration and 
Accounts. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri-St. 
Louis; B.S. in public policy administration; legal administrator. 
Married to Alan Gray. They have two children: Alan II and Alana. 
Member: Christ Our Redeemer AME Church; NOBEL; NOBEL/ 
Women; NCSL; NBCSL; Women Legislators of Missouri, president; 
Missouri Women's Coalition; Women's Democratic Caucus, past 
president; MLBC; Women's Political Caucus; Winning Women 
Coalition; Molli's List; Emily's List; National Organization of Women 
Legislators; and National Foundation of Women Legislators, state 
director; She also serves on the Special Standing Committee on Disadvantaged Communities, and the 
Joint Committee on Government Accountability Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 76— JOSHUA PETERS 

Capitol office: Room 109-G, phone (573) 751-7605 
District address: 3009 Abner PI., St. Louis 63120-2123 
Email address: joshua.peters@house.mo.gov 

House committees: International Trade; Downsizing State 
Government; Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections. 

Biography: Born August 25, 1987, in the City of St. Louis. He is a 
graduate of Lincoln University where he served as president of the 
student body and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. degree in 
political science. He served as a congressional legislative assistant 
to U.S. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay for three years and was appointed by 
President Barack Obama as the confidential assistant to Secretary of 
Education Arne Duncan. Member: Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis; 
Rotary International; Local Board, (Missouri) United States Selective 
Service System. He is a former board member of the Democratic 
Youth Council, Missouri. Elected to the House 2013 (special elec- 
tion). Democrat. 



District 77— KIMBERLY M. GARDNER 

Capitol office: Room 109-1; phone (573) 751-1400 

District address: PO Box 24782, St. Louis 631 15 

Email address: kimberly.gardner@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Rules; Health Insurance; Corrections; 

Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Native of St. Louis City. Harris Stowe University: B.S. 
health care administration; Saint Louis University Law School, Juris 
Doctor; Saint Louis University School of Nursing, M.S. nursing. 
She has one daughter, Te'a. She is an attorney at Bell, Kirksey and 
Associates. Former assistant circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis. 
Member: Missouri Bar Association; Missouri Funeral Directors 
Association. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 



District 78— PENNY V. HUBBARD 

Capitol office: 317-B ; phone: (573) 751-2383 

District address: 1 01 7 N. 1 6th St., St. Louis 631 06; phone: (314) 588-9342 

Email address: penny.hubbard@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Urban Issues, (chair). 

Biography: Born September 26, 1953, in St. Louis, Mo. A 1971 grad- 
uate of St. Alphonsus "Rock" High School. Received an associates 
degree from Forest Park Community College in 1 974. She lives in St. 
Louis, Mo. with her husband Rodney Hubbard, Sr. They have four 
children. She was appointed by former Gov. Bob Holden to serve as 
one of the commissioners on the Missouri State Board of Probation 
and Parole from 2004 through 201 0. She has over 30 years of expe- 
rience with the Department of Corrections, having served in various 
capacities. Rep. Hubbard has the distinction of having served as the 
first female unit manager of the St. Louis Justice Center. Elected to 
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District 79— MICHAEL BUTLER 

Capitol office: Room 109D; phone (573) 751-6800 
Email address: michael.butler@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elections; Local Government; Elementary and 
Secondary Education; Administration and Accounts; Appropriations- 
Infrastructure and Job Creation. 

Biography: Rep. Michael Butler represents part of St. Louis City. 
Prior to his legislative duties, he gained experience in the legisla- 
ture while serving as the legislative aide in the office of Sen. Robin 
Wright-Jones, and as legislative assistant to Rep. Mary Wynne Still. 
During his 2012 campaign, he served as a permanent substitute 
teacher in the St. Louis Public School System. In addition, he has 
valuable private sector experience while employed as a manager 
at the home office of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Ark. He 
holds a bachelor's degree in business from Alabama A&M Univ., 
where he also served as student government president and as a 
board of trustees member. While working with the legislature, he 
also obtained a master's degree in public affairs from the Univ. of Mo.-Columbia. Born and raised 
in St. Louis, his childhood home is near the corner of Shaw Blvd. and South Spring Ave. His father 
owned Pelican Printing in Midtown, and his grandfather taught for 20 years at Vashon High School, 
both in the 79th district. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 




District 80— MICHAEL J. COLONA 

Capitol office: Room 107; phone (573) 751-6736 
Email address: mike.colona@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Judiciary; 
Insurance Policy; General Laws. 

Biography: Born April 18, 1969, St. Louis. Graduated 1987 Fox 
H.S. in Arnold; received bachelor's degree in political science from 
Truman State University in 1991; received his J.D. from St. Louis 
University Law School in 1994. He is a board member for the St. 
Louis Effort for AIDS, an ex officio board member for the Grand 
Oak Hills Neighborhood Assoc. and is a member of the Missouri 
Association of Trial Attorneys. He also served as president of the 
Truman State University Alumni Association. In addition to his 
legislative duties, Rep. Colona is an attorney. He serves on the Joint 
Committee for Administrative Rules. Elected to the House: 2008, 
2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 81 — JACOB W. HUMMEL 

Capitol office: Room 204; phone (573) 751-0438 
Email address: jake.hummel@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ex officio member of all committees of the 
House. 

Biography: House minority floor leader. Rep. Hummel represents 
part of St. Louis City in the Missouri House of Representatives. 
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Hummel has 16 years 
of experience as a union electrician and is a member of the 
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He attends St. 
Stephen Protomartyr Catholic Church. He also is a member of 
the Carondelet Community Betterment Federation, Holly Hills 
Improvement Assoc., Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Assoc. and 
the Dutchtown South Community Corporation. Rep. Hummel is a 
1994 graduate of St. Mary's Catholic High School. Born May 24, 
1976, in St. Louis, Rep. Hummel currently resides in St. Louis City. 
He has a son, Timothy. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 82— MICHELE KRATKY 

Capitol office: Room 109-C; phone (573) 751-4220 
Home address: 6001 Bishops PL, St. Louis 63109 
Email address: michele.kratky@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Administration and Accounts; Professional 
Registration and Licensing; Economic Development; Tourism and 
Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis in 1957. Graduate of Southwest High 
School in St. Louis. Currently resides in St. Louis with her husband 
Fred Kratky. They have four sons: Anthony, Steven, Nickolas and 
Mark Mechler, and one granddaughter Hannah Eileen Kratky. Prior 
to her legislative duties, she served as vice president of governmen- 
tal affairs for the St. Louis Association of Realtors. She also worked 
in the field of law for years as a court room clerk, assistant to several 
judges and a legal secretary. She was an appointed member of the 
St. Louis City Board of Adjustment and served as chair for two years. 
Her civic activities have included service on the RCGA Legislative 
Committee, Mayor's Lead Paint Task Force, Downtown Partnership Legislative Committee and the St. 
Louis Lead Prevention Coalition Legislative Committee. Elected to the House: 2008 (special election), 
2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 83— GINA C. MITTEN 

Capitol office: Room 109H; phone (573) 751-2883 
Email address: gina.mitten@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections; 
Financial Institutions; Judiciary; Government Oversight and 
Accountability; 

Biography: B.G.S., summa cum laude, UM-St. Louis (minors 
in philosophy and political science); Juris Doctor, Washington 
University (primary editor, Journal of Law and Policy). Recipient: 
American Mock Trial Assoc. National Ail-American Attorney award 
(2001), Don Sommers Prize for Professional Responsibility (2005). 
Served on the Richmond Heights City Council (2004-2012), St. 
Louis County Municipal League Legislative Affairs Committee 
(2005-2010) and Clayton/Richmond Heights Joint Study Committee 
(2005-2006). Ms. Mitten has been an active supporter of the 
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District since 1998, and 
served on its Building Corporation since 2007. Attorney with St. Louis Lawyers Group, focusing on 
civil litigation and domestic relations. Member: Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and 2013 
Interim Medicaid committees. Elected to House: 2012. Democrat. 





District 84— KARLA MAY 

Capitol office: Room 101 -J; phone (573) 751-2198 
District office: P O Box 21339, St. Louis 631 1 5 
Email address: karla.may@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation 
& Economic Development; Budget; Transportation; Workforce 
Development and Workplace Safety. 

Biography: Karla May is a lifetime resident of the city of St. Louis first 
ward, where her mother, City Register, Parrie May served as alder- 
woman. She is a graduate of St. Louis Univ., where she received her 
B.S. in business admin., and Lindenwood Univ. where she received 
her M.A. in teaching. She has been employed for the past 14 years 
at AT&T, and worked as a union steward with Communication 
Workers of America 6300. She also served on the legislative com- 
mittee and lobbied the legislature for years on issues affecting the 
lives of working men and women. She is a member of the Coalition 
of Black Trade Unionists, where she sits on the executive board; St. 
Louis City Labor Club; and CWA. Karla has been a board member for the St. Louis Philanthropic for 
the past sixteen years. This board awards grants to agencies focused on education and programs that 
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District 85— CLEM SMITH 

Capitol office: Room 105C; phone (573) 751-4468 
District address: PO Box 210851, St. Louis 63121 
Email address: clem.smith@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Fiscal Review; Utilities; Economic Development; 
Financial Institutions. 

Biography: Minority whip team. Born in 1977 in St. Louis City. 
Rep. Smith is a graduate of Clayton High School, and received his 
bachelor's degree from Columbia College. He currently resides in 
St. Louis County. Rep. Smith is employed as an aircraft assembly 
mechanic. He is a member of Albert Holman #179 F&AM-PHA, 
the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers 
L.L 837A, Missouri State Workers Union/CWA Local 6355, Multiple 
Sclerosis Society, CBTU and NAACP. Rep. Smith serves on the exec- 
utive committees of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators 
and the National Labor Caucus (AFL-CIO). Elected to the House: 
2010, 2012. Democrat. 




District 86— RORY ELLINGER 

Capitol office: Room 105-B; phone (573) 751-4265 
District address: 6925 Cornell, University City 63130 
Email address: rory.ellinger@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ethics (vice chair); Appropriations-Mental 
Health & Social Services; Corrections; Ways and Means; Judiciary. 

Biography: Born in Webster Groves. Graduate: Bishop DuBourg HS; 
B.A., history; J.D., UM-Kansas City; M.A., history, UM-Columbia. 
Resides in University City with wife Linda Locke. Two children, 
Margaret and Martin. Attorney. Founded Legal Services for N.E. 
Mo. Former assistant to Attorney General Tom Eagleton and Dr. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Served as asst. general counsel for Mo. 
Public Service Comm. Four terms: University City School Board. 
Appointed: Commission on State Medical Certificate of Need, the 
Welfare to Work Commission and the Missouri Humanities Trust 
Fund . Founding member: Mo. Foundation for Health. Martin Luther 
King Spirit Award; Legal Distinction Award (STL ACLU). Served 
on boards of St. Charles Co. Bar Assoc., Urban League of St. Louis, University City Land Clearance 
for Redevelopment Commission, Ethical Society of St. Louis, United Way of St. Louis Low Income 
Housing Committee. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 87— STACEY NEWMAN 

Capitol office: Room 101-K; phone (573) 751-0100 
District address: 6340 Clayton Rd. #206, St. Louis 631 1 7 
Email address: stacey.newman@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Children, Families and Persons with 
Disabilities; Elections; Ethics; Urban Issues; Appropriations-General 
Administration. 

Biography: Born August 20, 1954, in Kansas City, Kan. Graduate 
of Emporia State Univ., B.S. Education and B.F.A., speech/theatre, 
1977. Lives in Richmond Heights; married to Burt Newman; one 
daughter, Sophie, two sons, Andrew and Ben and four grandchil- 
dren. Retired flight crew member, Trans World Airlines. Taught at 
American School in London; founder and former executive director, 
Harriett's List. Appointed: Missouri Attorney General's Domestic 
Violence Task Force; Governor's Task Force on Prevention of Sexual 
Abuse in Children. Member: Nat'l. Women's Legislative Lobby, 
state chair; House Progressive Caucus, chair. Previous board mem- 
ber: Central Reform Congregation-St. Louis; Institute for Women's and Gender Studies at the Univ. 
of Mo.-St. Louis; PROMO PAC board; National Women's Political Caucus of Metropolitan St. Louis. 
Elected to the House: 2009 (special election), 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 88— JILL SCHUPP 

Capitol office: Room 101; phone (573) 751 9762 
District address: 418 North Mosley Rd., St. Louis 63141 
Email address: jill.schupp@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; Health Insurance; Higher Education; 
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

Biography: Jill Schupp is serving her third term. She founded the 
Mo. Veterans History Project, a nonprofit which records Missouri 
veterans' stories. She has been recognized Legislator of the Year by 
the Associated Students of the Univ. of Mo., Outstanding Legislator 
by Univ. of Mo. Grad Students, Distinguished Legislator by the Mo. 
Community College Assoc., Legislator of the Year by the Mo. Assoc. 
for Social Welfare, and Distinguished Legislator by the Mo. Bike 
Federation. Boards include: Children's Trust Fund, Advisory Board 
of St. Louis Crisis Nursery and Joint Committee on Life Sciences. 
Schupp attended leadership training at the Univ. of Va. Darden 
School of Business, and the 201 1 Leadership St. Louis class. Schupp 
was elected to the Ladue School Board, Creve Coeur City Council, 
and as 2008 Creve Coeur Citizen of the Year. Schupp is a Mizzou grad. She is married to Mark 
and they have two grown children: Brandon and Alex. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. 
Democrat. 




District 89— JOHN J. DIEHL JR. 

Capitol office: Room 302A; phone (573) 751-1544 

District address: 2404 White Stable Rd., Town and Country 63131 

Email address: john.diehl@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ethics (chair). 

Biography: Elected house majority floor leader 2012. Born in St. 
Louis; graduated De Smet High School; bachelor's degree UM- 
Columbia, 1987; Juris Doctor, St. Louis University, 1991. Married 
with three sons; Partner, Armstrong Teasdale; St. Louis County Board 
of Election Commissioners, chair, 2005; Business Person of the 
Year, 2006. Member: Governor's Advisory Council on DWI; Town 
and Country ombudsman for West County EMS and Fire Protection 
District; Missouri Bar; St. Louis County Bar; American Assoc. for 
Justice; Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 90— RICK STREAM 

Capitol office: Room 306; phone (573) 751-4069 
Home address: 1229 Lockett Ln., Kirkwood 63122 
Email address: rick.stream@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Budget (chair). 

Biography: Born February 23, 1949. Lifelong resident of Kirkwood, 
and a graduate of Meramec Community College and the University 
of Missouri-St. Louis. He and his wife Ellen have been married 
37 years and have four children. Served as a U.S. naval officer 
1971-1975; worked as a Department of Defense project/budget 
manager for 30 years; served on the Kirkwood School Board for 
12 years, 1992-2004; and has been a community volunteer for 
40 years. He attends Greentree Community Church in Kirkwood. 
Member: Chamber of Commerce; Board for Hope Unlimited, presi- 
dent; Epworth Children's Home, board member; He is the past vice 
commander of American Legion Post 156. Elected to the House: 
2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 91— JEANNE KIRKTON 

Capitol office: Room 135-BC; phone (573) 751-1285 
Home address: 659 Tuxedo Blvd., St. Louis 63119 
Email address: jeanne.kirkton@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Budget; Appropriations-Health, Mental Health 
and Social Services; Health Care Policy; Local Government. 

Biography: Born October, 1953 in St. Charles, Mo. Graduate of 
Maryville Univ. (A. A. nursing), Barnes Hospital School of Nurse 
Anesthesia and Webster Univ. (B.A. history and political science). 
She practiced surgical critical-care nursing and anesthesia. She and 
her husband Dr. Larry King have one daughter, a son-in-law and two 
grandchildren. Member: Jefferson Township Democratic Club; Mo. 
State Parks Advisory Board member and chair 2005-2007; Webster 
Groves/Shrewsbury Area and Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chambers 
of Commerce; National Conference of Environmental Legislators; 
League of Women Voters of St. Louis; National Organization for 

Women; Epworth Children and Family Services, Nurses for Newborns, board member; Women 
Legislators of Mo.; Missouri HealthNet Oversight Committee; Joint Committee on Child Abuse and 
Neglect. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




District 92— GENISE D. MONTECILLO 

Capitol office: Room 102BA; phone (573) 751-9472 
District address: 7491 Hardscrapple A, St. Louis 63123 
Email address: genise.montecillo@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Budget; Appropriations-Education; Retirement- 
Children, Families and Individuals with Disabilities; Elementary and 
Secondary Education. 

Biography: Minority caucus secretary. Born in Kirkwood on January 
6, 1963. She represents St Louis County. She was a special education 
teacher and has taught in the Special School District for 24 years. 
She is a 1981 graduate of Northwest House Springs High School. 
She graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a B.S. 
in elementary and special education and earned her M.A. in cur- 
riculum and instruction from the University of Phoenix. She is the 
mother to Paul Nappier. She also serves on the Joint Committee on 
Education. Elected to the House: 2010. 2012. Democrat. 





District 93— BOB BURNS 

Capitol office: Room 109E; phone (573) 751-0211 
Email address: bob.burns@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Higher Education, International Trade; 
Transportation; Veterans. 

Biography: Rep. Bob Burns represents parts of St. Louis City and 
St. Louis County. Prior to his legislative duties, he worked 33 years 
in the brewery industry at Grey Eagle Distributors, Inc. He was 
an alderman for the City of St. George. He served on the Affton 
School District Board of Education and was inducted into the Affton 
School District Hall of Fame in 2010. He worked on the congres- 
sional staff of U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt from 1995-1999 and the 
senatorial staff of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill from 2007-2010. 
Member: First Baptist Church of Affton, International Brotherhood of 
Teamsters and a former member of the St. Louis Community College 
Board of Trustees. Appointed trustee by St. Louis County Council to 
close out business for the disincorporated City of St. George. In 2001 , he became co-chair of citizens' 
advocacy group, Lemay on the Move, that worked to bring River City Casino to the town of Lemay. 
Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 



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District 94— VICKI LORENZ ENGLUND 

Capitol office: Room 135BB; phone (573) 751-3719 
Email address: vicki.englund@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation and 
Economic Development; Small Business; Elementary and Secondary 
Education; Economic Development. 

Biography: Minority deputy whip. Born July 29, 1974, in St. Louis. 
An International Baccalaureate graduate of Lindbergh High School, 
Vicki earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in political science 
from The American University in Washington, D.C. Vicki and her 
husband Patrik have two children, Eleanor and Peter. Vicki serves 
on the Lindbergh School Board, is a small business owner, member 
of the Catholic Charities Advocacy Council and is a board member 
of the South County Family YMCA. Elected to the House: 2008, 
2012. Democrat. 



District 95— MARSHA E. HAEFNER 

Capitol office: Room 305-A; phone (573) 751-3762 
District address: 3015 Carverview Ct., St. Louis 63129 
Email address: marsha.haefner@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections 
(chair); Fiscal Review (vice chair); Budget; Economic Development. 

Biography: Rep. Haefner owns and operates Haefner's Greenhouses. 
A member of the St. Paul's United Church of Christ. Served on the 
South County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for five 
years and the executive board for two years. A 1969 graduate of 
Webster Groves High School, she attended Meramec Community 
College and received her B.S. in parks and recreation from the 
University of Missouri-Columbia. Born July 8, 1951, in St. Louis, 
she currently resides in Oakville with her husband Greg. They 
have three children: Melissa, Mark and Lauren. Rep. Haefner is 
also a member of the Joint Committee on Tax Policy and the Joint 
Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. She is also an appointed 
member of the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse. Elected to the House: 201 0, 
2012. Republican. 




District 96— MIKE LEARA 

Capitol office: Room 313-2; phone (573) 751-2150 

Email address: mike.leara@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Retirement (chair); Rules; Judiciary. 

Biography: Rep. Mike Leara represents part of St. Louis County, 
which includes the City of Sunset Hills and Fenton, in the Missouri 
House of Representatives. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. 
Leara attends Abiding Savior Lutheran Church. He is a member of 
the Sunset Hills -Crestwood Chamber of Commerce and the Fenton 
Chamber of Commerce. A 1 978 graduate of Southwest High School, 
Rep. Leara attended St. Louis Community College at Meramec and 
Saint Louis University. Born March 27, 1960, Rep. Leara currently 
resides in unincorporated St. Louis County near Sunset Hills. Elected 
to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



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District 97— JOHN McCAHERTY 

Capitol office: Room 304-A; phone (573) 751-3751 

Home address: High Ridge, 63049 

Email address: john.mccaherty@house.mo.gov 

House committees: International Trade (chair); Veterans; Crime 

Prevention and Public Safety; General Laws. 

Biography: Born April 6, 1965, on Columbus Air Force Base in 
Mississippi. A 1983 graduate of Airline High School in Louisiana. 
Graduated summa cum laude from Liberty University in 2010. He 
received a Masters degree from Liberty University in 2012. Served 
in the U.S. Air Force from 1984-1989. Lives in High Ridge with 
his wife Chris. They have two sons: John Brandon McCaherty and 
Joshua Dean McCaherty. He is the pastor of First Baptist Church of 
Murphy. Executive board member: Jefferson Baptist Association. 
Member: Northwest Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, 
the Jefferson County Republican Club, the Hwy. 30 Evangelical 
Ministerial Alliance and the NRA. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. 




Republican. 



District 98— DWIGHT SCHARNHORST 

Capitol office: Room 402; phone (573) 751-4392 
District address: 870 Hillsboro Rd., High Ridge 63049 
Email address: dwight.scharnhorst@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Administration and Accounts (chair); Rules; 
Elementary and Secondary Education; General Laws; Appropriations- 
Infrastructure and Job Creation. 

Biography: Born on November 11, 1947, in St. Louis. He has a son, 
Ryan, and two grandsons, Bryce (deceased) and Cade (6). He is a pro- 
fessional photographer and owner of Scharnhorst Photography Limited 
for 25 years. Member: Fenton Chamber of Commerce; St. Louis County 
Elks; West St. Louis County Lion's Club; Rockwood Schools Foundation; 
Missouri Autism Commission; State Records Commission; Elected to 
the House: February 7, 2006 (special election); re-elected: 2006, 2008, 
2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 99— ANDREW P. KOENIG 

Capitol office: Room 312; phone (573) 751-5568 

Email address: andrew.koenig@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ways and Means (chair); Children, Families 

and People with Disabilities; Elementary and Secondary Education; 

Financial Institutions. 

Biography: Born December 21, 1982, in St. Louis. Graduated in 
2001 from Marquette High School and in 2005 from Lindenwood 
University with a B.A. in business administration. He currently 
resides in Manchester with his wife Brooke and their three children, 
Jeremiah, Isaac and Gideon. Owner of a paint company and has 
been licensed to sell health and life insurance since 2006. He also 
works as a project manager for Metro Construction. He and his 
family attend West County Assembly of God. Elected to the House: 
2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 100— SUE ALLEN 

Capitol office: Room 303; phone (573) 751-9765 
District address: PO Box 6123, Town and Country 63006 
Email address: sue.allen@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; Appropriations-Health, Mental Health 
and Social Services (chair); Professional Registration and Licensing; 
Fiscal Review. 

Biography: Rep. Sue Allen serves parts of Ballwin, Chesterfield, 
Town and Country, and Winchester. During her 25 years as a physi- 
cal therapist, Rep. Allen worked in a variety of clinical and educa- 
tional settings, co-owning a pediatric therapy practice for a number 
of years. Before being elected in 2008, Rep. Allen lobbied the House 
of Representatives on issues such as healthcare, children's health 
and early intervention. After attending Brookfield R-3 High School, 
She graduated with a B.A. in physical therapy from the University 
of Missouri-Columbia and earned her master's degree in physical 
therapy from Saint Louis University. Rep. Allen currently resides in Town and Country with her hus- 
band Mike. They are the proud parents of two children and have four grandchildren. Elected to the 
House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 101— DON GOSEN 

Capitol office: Room 41 3B; phone (573) 751-1247 
District address: 2448 Taylor Rd., Wildwood 63040 
Email address: don.gosen@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Insurance (chair); General Laws; Utilities; 
Elections. 

Biography: Born January 16, 1963. Rep. Gosen graduated from 
Hermann High School and earned his B.S. in Business Administration 
from the University of Missouri in 1985 and MBA from the 
University of Missouri in 1 989. Married Jeanne Kallmeyer and they 
have 3 daughters: Anna, Laura and Rachael. He helped found the 
Tin Mill Brewing Company, and earned his Brewing Certificate from 
the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London, and his brewing 
microbiology schooling from the Lallemand Institute in Montreal. A 
State Farm insurance agent for more than 20 years, Gosen is a mem- 
ber of the West County Chamber of Commerce, Wildwood Business 
Association, Master Brewers Association of St. Louis and Wildwood Area Lion's Club. Elected to the 
House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 102— KURT M. BAHR 

Capitol office: Room 409A; phone (573) 751-9768 
District address: 1 001 Boardwalk Springs Ln., Ste. 111, O'Fallon 63368 
Email address: kurt.bahr@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities 
(vice chair); Small Business; Veterans; Elementary and Secondary 
Education. 

Biography: Raised in O'Fallon, the oldest of eight children. 
Graduated from homeschool in O'Fallon. Graduated from Oklahoma 
Wesleyan University in 2001 with a degree in history and political 
science. Officer in the United States Air Force. Master's degree in 
public policy from Regent University. He lives in O'Fallon with 
his wife Jen. They have five children: Micah, Lydia, Josiah, Judah 
and Carissa. He is a small business owner. He attends Crosshaven 
Church. Member: O'Fallon Chamber of Commerce, American 
Legion, Missouri Right to Life, the National Rifle Association, the St. 
Young Republicans, the St. Charles County Pachyderm Club, the St. Charles County 
Educators. Elected to the House: 2010. Republican. 



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District 103— DOUG FUNDERBURK 

Capitol office: Room 316, phone (573) 751-2176 
Home address: 4 Post Oak Dr., St. Peters 63376 
Email address: doug.Funderburk@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Utilities (chair); Elementary and Secondary 
Education; Economic Development 

Biography: Born Mary 17, 1956. Rep. Funderburk is a graduate of 
Ranken Technical College with a degree in instrumentation and pro- 
cess controls technology. He lives in St. Peters with his wife Denise. 
They have two sons, Brandon and Logan. He has been employed 
with the Boeing Corporation since 1982. Member: Church of the 
Rock, where he has served in many outreach and administra- 
tive ministries; IBEW Local #1 (31 years); Missouri Association of 
Counties, board member; serves on Special Committee on Emerging 
Issues in Health Care. Elected to the St. Charles County Council in 
1996 and served seven consecutive years in council leadership, 

including four as chair. He is an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America. Elected to the House: 
2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 104— KATHIE CONWAY 

Capitol office: Room 114B; phone (573) 751-2250 

District address: 3904 Cambridge Crossing Dr., St. Charles 63304 

Email address: kathie.conway@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections 

(vice chair); Crime Prevention and Public Safety, (vice chair); 

Appropriations-General Administration; Corrections. 

Biography: Rep. Conway represents St. Charles County. In addition 
to her legislative duties, Rep. Conway is a former criminal and civil 
investigator in the St. Louis area. Rep. Conway is a 1973 gradu- 
ate of Alton Senior High School and a 1977 graduate of Western 
Illinois University with a B.S. in law enforcement administration. 
Born February 8, in Jerseyville, III. Rep. Conway currently resides in 
St. Charles with her husband Patrick and son Ryan. Elected to the 
House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 105— MARK A. PARKINSON 

Capitol office: Room 200B; phone (573) 751-2949 
District address: 3429 Indiana Ave., St. Charles 63303 
Email address: mark.parkinson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-General Administration (chair); 
Government Oversight and Accountability (vice chair); Budget- 
Elementary and Secondary Education; General Laws. 

Biography: Born in St. Charles in 1 972 and resides there with his wife 
Brigit. Rep. Parkinson is a former deputy district office director for 
U.S. Sen. Christopher "Kit" Bond. He conducted Sen. Bond's Listening 
Post program in 17 counties in northeast Missouri, and worked with 
office of former U.S. Sen. John Ashcroft. He received multiple fresh- 
man legislator of the year awards between 2008-2010 for his work 
on immigration, taxpayer issues and Second Amendment rights. Rep. 
Parkinson is a graduate of Francis Howell H.S. and in 2000 earned 
a B.A. in political science from St. Louis University. He is a member 
of the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited, Missouri Right 
to Life and National Park Foundation. Mark and his wife are the proud "parents" of a 160-lb. Brazilian 
Mastiff named Duchess, a 10-lb. Chihuahua named Penny and a 3-lb. Chihuahua named Fergie. All 
three were rescued from a shelter. Elected to the House: 2008 (special election), 2008 (general election), 
2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 106— CHRISSY SOMMER 

Capitol office: Room 304B; phone (573) 751-1452 
Email address: chrissy.sommer@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Administration and Accounts; Appropriations- 
General Administration (vice chair); Appropriations-Public Safety 
and Corrections; Downsizing State Government; Economic 
Development. 

Biography: Born: October 15, 1965, Kirkwood, Education: B.A. 
in business administration and Business Marketing from Univ of 
Missouri-St. Louis; associate degree in business administration from 
St. Louis Community College; Lindbergh High School. She and her 
husband have two children, and she was vice president of her fam- 
ily's business and business manager for her husband's CPA firm. 
She attends St. Peter Catholic Church, St. Charles; and Harvester 
Christian Church, Harvester. Member: St. Charles Jaycees, Greater 
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. Awarded: Freshman Legislator 
Award, Brain Injury Association of Missouri Award, Americans United for Missouri Award, Missouri 
JCI Senatorship. Elected: 2011 (special election), 2012. Republican. 




I District 107— RONALD LEE HICKS 

I Capitol office: Room 115F; phone (573) 751-1470 

I Email address: ron.hicks@house.mo.gov 

I House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education; 

I Utilities; Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation, and Economic 

I Development; General Laws. 

I Biography: Born May 10, 1972 in Lajolla, Calif. Rep. Hicks repre- 

I sents part of St. Charles County, including parts of O'Fallon, Lake St. 

I Louis, St. Peters and Wentzville. In addition to his legislative duties, 

I Rep. Hicks works in the family-owned Kentucky Fried Chicken/Yum 

I franchises. He is den and pack leader for his son's Cub Scout troop, 

H I coaches T-ball and little league sports, and is very active in his fam- 

I ily's church community. He is also a professional hunter for Team 

I Foxy Outdoors. Rep. Hicks graduated from his family's home school 

^ JWl I ' n 1990 m Oceanside, Calif., and currently resides in St. Charles 
County with his wife Katie and their two sons, Hunter and Tyler. 
He also serves on the Joint Committee on Education. First elected in November 2012. Republican. 




District 108— CHUCK GATSCHENBERGER 

Capitol office: Room 234; phone (573) 751-3572 

Email address: chuck.gatschenberger@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government (chair); Financial Services; 

Utilities. 

Biography: A financial planner by trade, he previously served as 
the director of academic advising for the University of Missouri- 
St. Louis, where he received his bachelor's degree. Memberships 
include Wentzville Rotary; Lake St. Louis and Wentzville chambers 
of commerce; Missouri Right to Life; the NRA; and Lake St. Louis 
Ambassadors. He is a board member of Midwest University and of 
First Step Back Home. He resides in Lake St. Louis; has three daugh- 
ters: Amy, Darla, and Megan; and attends church at Chapel of the 
Lake. Elected to the House 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



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District 109— PAUL R. CURTMAN 

Capitol office: Room 403A, phone (573) 751-3776 
Email address: paul.curtman@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Downsizing State Government (chair); Ways 
and Means; Economic Development. 

Biography: Rep. Curtman represents parts of Franklin County. Rep. 
Curtman served from 1 999 to 2003 on active duty as an infantryman 
in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant. 
While on active duty he participated in operations in support of 
the Global War on Terror. After leaving active duty, he served as 
a Marine reservist until 2009. Rep. Curtman is a 1999 graduate of 
Pacific High School and received his B.A. in political science from 
the University of Missouri-St. Louis. After graduating, he became 
a licensed Series 7 financial advisor. Rep. Curtman is also a mem- 
ber of Cornerstone Baptist Church. He also serves on the Joint 
Committee on Government Accountability; Elected in 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 




District 1 1 0— TIMOTHY W. JONES 

Capitol office: Room 308A; phone (573) 751-0562 
District address: PO Box 434, Eureka 63025 
Email address: tim.jones@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Ex officio member of all committees of the 
House. 



Biography: Speaker of the House. Born May 25, 1971, St. Paul, 
Minn. Fordham University: double B.A. English and Russian stud- 
ies; St. John's University School of Law, Juris Doctor. He and his 
wife Suzanne have two daughters. He is an attorney and member of 
the firm of Doster Ullom, LLC. Attends Most Sacred Heart Church, 
Eureka. Member: West St. Louis County Lions, Knights of Columbus, 
Eureka Historical Society, Eureka and Chesterfield chambers of 
commerce. Past president, St. Louis County Bar and Eureka Board 
of Aldermen. Awarded: Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer, St. 
Louis County Bar; Missouri Bar's 201 1 Legislative Award; Freshman 
Legislator Award, Missouri Chamber; Business Person of the Year and Individual Service Awards, 
Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce; Spirit Award, Eureka Chamber of Commerce; Lewis and Clark 
Statesman Award, St. Louis RCGA. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 1 1 1 — MICHAEL R. FRAME 

Capitol office: Room 109A; phone (573) 751-4567 
Email address: michael.frame@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Local Government; Professional Registration 
and Licensing; Workforce Development and Workplace Safety; 
Emerging Issues in Agriculture; Appropriations-Infrastructure and 
Job Creation. 

Biography: Rep. Frame represents northwest Jefferson County. He is 
a U.S. Navy veteran, having served aboard the aircraft carrier USS 
John F. Kennedy (1984-1988). He received Presidential commen- 
dations from President Ronald Reagan upon being selected Military 
Leader of the Year (1986). Rep. Frame began public service as a 
school board member with the Northwest R-l Board of Education. 
He has been a union member for over 30 years, and has worked as 
a construction laborer (Laborers Local 1 10) and journeyman pipefit- 
ter (Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562). He also served as union 
official with the Service Employees International Union Local 1 . Rep. Frame has a daughter currently 
attending St. Louis University. Elected in 2006, 2008, 2012. Democrat. 



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District 1 12 — PAUL WIELAND 

Capitol office: Room 310; phone (573) 751-3607 
District address: 1015 Castlemain Dr., Imperial 63052 
Email address: paul.wieland@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Insurance Policy (vice chair); Downsizing State 
Government; Economic Development; Financial Institutions. 

Biography: Born December 24, 1962, in St. Louis. A 1981 graduate 
of St. Pius X High School, he attended Benedictine College, UMSL 
and Univ. of Mo.-Columbia. He lives in Imperial with his wife 
Terri and three daughters: Coleen, Cathy and Nikki. Owns Wieland 
Insurance Group, LLC. He attends St. Joseph's Catholic Church, is a 
fourth degree member of Knights of Columbus, co-chair of St. Pius 
X Long Range Planning Committee, member St. Pius X Advisory 
Board, past member of St. Joseph School Board, Mastodon Arts & 
Sciences Fair Advisory Board, Univ. of Mo. Extension Council, co- 
founder Jeffco Business Network and former chairman of Jefferson 
County Health Department Board. Serves on: Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement, 
Issue Development Standing Committee on Missouri Ports (chair), Oral Health Issue Development, 
Missouri Sportsman Issue Development. Elected to the House: 1994, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 1 13— JEFF ROORDA 

Capitol office: Room 130DC; phone (573) 751-2504 
Email address: jeff.roorda@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Rules; Elementary and Secondary Education; 
Utilities; Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Downsizing State 
Government. 

Biography: Rep. Roorda was born March 30, 1965 in St. Louis. He 
currently resides in Barnhart with his wife Nancy and their three 
children: Macie, Lydia, and Sophie. He represents Barnhart, Arnold 
and Imperial along with Kimmswick, Liguori and Sulpher Springs. 
In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Roorda is also the business 
manager for the St. Louis Police Officers Assoc., and is a 17-year 
veteran of law enforcement and active in the Fraternal Order of 
Police and other police organizations. He is a 1983 graduate of 
Windsor High School and earned an associate degree in criminal 
justice from Jefferson College, a B.A. in administration of justice 
from Missouri Baptist College and an M.A. in public policy administration from the University of 
Missouri-St. Louis. Elected to the House: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012. Democrat. 




District 1 14— T.J. McKENNA 

Capitol office: Room 103BA; phone (573) 751-4451 
Email address: tj.mckenna@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Agri-Business; Veterans; Transportation; 
Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born July 2, 1985, in St. Louis. Rep. McKenna repre- 
sents Jefferson County. Prior to his legislative duties, he worked as 
a field appraiser for the Jefferson County Assessor's Office. Rep. 
McKenna is active in Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and 
the Jefferson County Rescue Mission, which is an organization that 
provides food, clothing and shelter for those in need. Rep. McKenna 
is a 2003 graduate of St. John Vianney High School. He received his 
B.A. in political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia 
in 2007. His uncle, former Sen. Bill McKenna, served as president 
pro tern of the Missouri Senate and his cousin, Sen. Ryan McKenna, 
is a former member of the Missouri House of Representatives and 
a current member of the Missouri Senate. He also serves on the 
Interim Committee on Cause and Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease in the Elk and White Tail Deer 
Population. Elected to the House: 2012. Democrat. 



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District 1 1 5— ELAINE FREEMAN GANNON 

Capitol office: Room 203C; phone (573) 751-7735 
District address: 5226 State Rd. H, De Soto 63020 
Email address: elaine.gannon@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; 
Veterans; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Rep. Gannon represents parts of Jefferson, St. Francois, 
and Ste. Genevieve counties. In addition to her legislative duties, 
Rep. Gannon spent 32 years teaching junior high physical educa- 
tion and coaching in the De Soto public schools, as well as serving 
as the director of the parks program from 1989-2000. She is the 
chair of the Get Healthy De Soto Christmas Home Tour, a member 
of the NRAand attends First Baptist Church. Rep. Gannon graduated 
from Bismarck High School in 1971 and earned an associate degree 
from Jefferson County Community College, a B.S. in education 
from Southeast Missouri State University and an M.S. in education 
from Southwest Missouri Baptist University. Born February 2, 1953, in Bonne Terre, Rep. Gannon 
was raised in Bismarck, Mo. Serves on Standing Committee on Missouri Ports; She currently lives in 
De Soto with her husband Dennis. They have two sons, Andrew and Jason. Republican. 





District 116— KEVIN P. ENGLER 

Capitol office: Room 411-2; phone (573) 751-3455 

Email address: kevin.engler@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government; Ways and Means; Financial 
Institutions; Economic Development; Appropriations-Infrastructure 
and Job Creation. 

Biography: Born June 23, 1959, in Festus. Earned degrees in 
finance/general business and marketing from Southwest Missouri 
State University. He and his wife Chris have four children: Aimee, 
Daniel, Andrew and Joseph; and two grandchildren, Max and Basil. 
He is a registered representative for Edward Jones, served six years 
as mayor of Farmington and one year on the city council. Elected 
to the House: 2002. Elected to the Senate 2004, 2008. Senate 
majority floor leader, 2009-2010. Re-elected to the House: 2012. 
Republican. 



District 1 1 7— LINDA BLACK 

Capitol office: Room 105F; phone (573) 751-2317 
Email address: linda.black@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural 
Resources; Agriculture Policy; Corrections; Crime Prevention and 
Public Safety; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born October 13, 1970, in Bonne Terre. Linda received 
an associate degree from Mineral Area College in 1991, a B.S. from 
CMU in 1998 and an M.A. in education from Southwest Baptist 
Univ. She taught school for 1 1 years in St. Francois County. Lives in 
Desloge and has two children. Member: National Rifle Association, 
Mo. Farm Bureau, St. Francois Democrat Club, UM Extension 
Council, board; ex officio member: Backstoppers Org. Member of 
the Bonne Terre, Desloge, Farmington and Park Hills/Leadington 
chambers of commerce. Linda is a lifelong member of East Bonne 
Terre First Baptist Church where she has served as youth director, 
treasurer and Sunday school teacher. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 1 1 8— BEN S. HARRIS 

Capitol office: Room 105A; phone (573) 751-2398 
Email address: ben.harris@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural 
Resources; Downsizing State Government; Small Business; Emerging 
Issues in Agriculture. 

Biography: Born October 20, 1976 in St. Louis, currently resides in 
Hillsboro. He represents parts of Jefferson and Washington coun- 
ties. In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Harris works on the 
family farm that has a cow/calf operation. Rep. Harris is a member 
of the Morse Mill Baptist Church. Rep. Harris is a 1995 graduate of 
Grandview R-2 High School, and received an associate degree from 
Jefferson College in 1997 and a bachelor's degree from Missouri 
Baptist College in 2000. He is the son of Ed and Belinda Harris. His 
Mother, Belinda, served as the State Representative for the 110th 
district from 2002-2010. Elected 2010, 2012. Democrat. 



District 1 19— DAVE HINSON 

Capitol office: Room 411 A; phone (573) 751-0549 
Email address: dave.hinson@house.mo.gov 
District: 10 Harbor Dr., St. Clair 63077 

House committees: Crime Prevention & Public Safety (chair); 
Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job Creation; Appropriations- 
Public Safety and Corrections; Financial Institutions; Professional 
Registration & Licensing; Transportation. 

Biography: Born February 3, 1972, in Washington, Mo. and repre- 
sents Franklin County. He was a career firefighter and continues to 
work as a paramedic. He currently is serving his third term as a mem- 
ber of the St. Clair School Board. Rep. Hinson is a member of the St. 
Clair Chamber of Commerce, the Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri 
Emergency Response Commission, the International Association of 
Firefighters and First Baptist Church of Arnold, Mo. Rep. Hinson is 
a 1990 graduate of St. Clair High School. He received a degree in 
fire science from East Central College. He is also an FFA alumnus. Rep. Hinson currently resides in 
St. Clair with his wife Heather and his three children: A.J., Adam and Austin. He also serves on the 
Missouri Emergency Response Commission. Elected 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 121 — KEITH J. FREDERICK 

Capitol office: Room 403B; phone (573) 751-3834 
District address: 716 Oak Knoll Rd., Rolla 65401 
Email address: keith.frederick@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Health Care Policy (chairman); Higher 
Education (vice chair); Professional Registration and Licensing; 
Health Insurance. 

Biography: Born November 6, 1952, in St. Louis. A 1971 gradu- 
ate of Cleveland High School in St. Louis. Received a B.S. from St. 
Louis College of Pharmacy, 1976 and a doctorate of osteopathic 
medicine from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1981. 
Residency in orthopedic surgery at Normandy Hospital 1981-86, 
with electives at Alaska Native Medical Center and at University 
of Missouri-Columbia. He lives in Rolla with his wife Marilyn. 
Three children: Catherine, Ben and Dorothy. Orthopedic surgeon 
with PCRMC in Rolla at The Frederick Knee Center. Attends United 
Methodist Church in Rolla. Member: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, AOAO, AOA, 
MSMA, MAOP&S and MSOA. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Life Sciences. Elected to the 
House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 122— STEVEN M. LYNCH 

Capitol office: Room 203A; phone (573) 751-1446 
Email address: steve.lynch@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-General Administration; 
Veterans; Small Business. 

Biography: Deputy Whip. Rep. Lynch was born June 1, 1954 in 
Waynesville and a 1972 graduate of Waynesville High School. 
Rep. Lynch currently lives in Waynesville with his wife of 42 years, 
Deborah. They have three children: Steven Jr., Misty and Katrina, 
and nine grandchildren. Prior to his legislative duties, Rep. Lynch 
was a business leader as the third generation owner of his family's 
furniture and appliance store for over 35 years, and served as a com- 
munity and church leader for most of his life. Recipient of the 201 3 
Freshman Legislator Award. Freshman legislative chaplain. He also 
serves on: Special Standing Committee on Small Business; Issue 
Development; Standing Committee on Workers Freedom. Elected 
to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 123— DIANE FRANKLIN 

Capitol office: Room 206B; phone (573) 751 -1 1 1 9 
Email address: diane.franklin@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Health Care Policy (vice chair); Agri-Business; 
Administration and Accounts; Professional Registration and 
Licensing; Appropriations-Education. 

Biography: Rep. Franklin represents parts of Camden and Laclede 
counties. She is a 1974 graduate of Camdenton R-lll schools and 
Ozarks Technical Community College, and has completed course 
work at Southwest Baptist and Truman State Universities. She 
resides in Camdenton, Mo. with her husband Dr. Chris Franklin. 
She is the mother to two sons, Christopher and Andrew, and the 
grandmother to two granddaughters, Ireland and Lillian. She is a 
third-generation small business owner and a fifth-generation farmer. 
She served on the Camdenton R-lll School Board from 1993 to 
1999. She is a member of the National Rifle Association, National 
Wild Turkey Federation, Missouri Farm Bureau, Canopy Church and 

the American and Missouri Trap Shooting Associations. Also serves on: Missouri Sportsman Issue 
Development. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 124— ROCKY MILLER 

Capitol office: Room 115B; phone (573) 751-3604 
Email address: rocky.miller@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Utilities; Appropriations — Revenue, 
Transportation and Economic Development; General Laws; Tourism 
and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born October 22, 1965, West Palm Beach, FL; Missouri 
S & T, B.S. in civil engineering, M.S. in business administration 
coursework, St. Ambrose. He and his wife Delia have four chil- 
dren. He is a professional engineer and land surveyor with Miller 
Companies. Attends Lake Ozark Christian Church. Involved with 
the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers, Missouri Society 
of Professional Surveyors, Daybreak Rotary and Chamber of 
Commerce. Past president of the School of the Osage School Board 
and director of the Missouri School Board Association. Member of 
Farm Bureau and the NRA. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 125— WARREN D. LOVE 

Capitol office: Room 201 -A; phone (573) 751-4065 
District address: 8381 N.E. Hwy ZZ, Osceola 64776 
Email address: warren.love@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Tourism & Natural Resources; Appropriations- 
Transportation; Agriculture Policy. 

Biography: Born February 3, 1950, Osceola, MO; 1968 graduate 
of Osceola High School, attended University of Central Missouri 
at Warrensburg and Metro Jr. College in Kansas City, Kan. He and 
his wife Maria have four children and nine grandchildren. He is 
a rancher, restaurant owner and carpenter-contractor, and had a 
20-year career in sales and sales management with MoorMan Mfg. 
Company. He attends Hopewell Baptist Church in Osceola and is a 
member of several organizations including Missouri Farm Bureau, 
Missouri Cattlemen's Association, National Rifle Association and 
Gideons International. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 126— RANDY W. PIKE 

Capitol office: Room 400-CB; phone (573) 751-5388 
District address: PO Box 282, Butler 64730 
Email address: randy.pike@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Agriculture Policy 

Biography: Born September 30, 1953, in Butler, Mo. and Graduated 
from Butler High School in 1972. He represents Vernon County 
and most of Bates County, and currently serves as a majority floor 
whip. In addition to his legislative duties, he has worked as the 
Bates County Northern Commissioner from 2000-2012. Member: 
Chamber of Commerce; Lion's Club; Optimist Club; NRA; Ducks 
Unlimited; Turkey Federation; 4-H Judge; Cattleman's Association; 
Missouri Farm Bureau and United Methodist Church. He has served 
as President of the following organizations: Adrian Chamber of 
Commerce; Butler Lion's Club; Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning 
Commission and Rural Conservation & Development. Rep. Pike was 
awarded World Champion Taxidermist in 1988. Rep. Pike is a lifelong resident of Bates County and 
currently lives in Adrian with his wife, Patricia. They have two children: Dillion and Michelle and two 
grandchildren. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




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District 127 — MIKE KELLEY 

Capitol office: Room 201 F; phone (573) 751-2165 
E-mail address: mike.kelley@mo.house.gov 

House committees: Downsizing State Government (vice chair); 
Ways and Means; Workforce Development and Workplace Safety; 
Appropriations-Education; International Trade 

Biography: Represents Barton, Dade and parts of Jasper and Cedar 
counties. Rep. Kelley was born in Lamar and graduated from Lamar 
High School in 1993, and currently resides in Lamar with his wife 
Ann, son Brenden and their exchange student Lia (Armenia), while 
also keeping in close contact with previous foreign exchange 
student, Vera (Ukraine). He belongs to the NRA and is an NRA- 
certified pistol instructor. He also belongs to the Barton County, 
Lockwood and Greenfield chambers of commerce. Rep. Kelley is a 
member of Rotary International and a past local chapter president. 
He attends Oakton United Methodist Church. Rep. Kelley has been 
honored with following awards, among others: Friend of Agriculture, Friend of Manufacturing, ACU 
Conservative, Administration of Justice and Liberty Standard. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 





District 128 — SUE ENTLICHER 

Capitol office: Room 207A; phone (573) 751-1347 
Home address: 4853 S. 127 Rd., Bolivar 65613 
Email address: sue.entlicher@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elections (chair); Local Government; Agriculture 
Policy. 

Biopgraphy: Born December 28, 1950, in Hoisington, Kan. 
Represents part of Cedar and all of Polk counties. Prior to her leg- 
islative duties, served as the Polk County clerk. Attends Morrisville 
Assembly of God Church. She is a member of the Polk County 
Women's Republican Club, Pachyderms and the Polk County 
Cattleman's Club. Rep. Entlicher is a 1968 graduate of El Dorado 
Springs High School and attended Southwest Baptist University. 
She currently resides in Bolivar with her husband Ronald. They 
have three children, Natalie Francka, Ronda Stewart and Sheila 
Walters, and seven grandchildren. Elected to the House: 2010, 
2012. Republican. 



District 129— SANDY CRAWFORD 

Capitol office: Room 302-1; phone (573) 751-1167 
District address: PO Box 332, Buffalo 65622 
Email address: sandy.crawford@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Ex officio member of all committees of the House; 
Ethics; Agriculture Policy; Financial Institutions; Appropriations- 
Infrastructure and Job Creation 

Biography: Majority whip. Born October 1, 1957, in Buffalo. She is a 
1975 graduate of Buffalo High School. She received a B.S. in finance 
from Missouri State University in 1995 and graduated from the 
Graduate School of Banking at Colorado in 1998. She lives in Buffalo 
with her husband John. Prior to becoming a state representative, she 
enjoyed a 30-year banking career. She is a member of Tabernacle 
Baptist Church in Lebanon, where she teaches a third-grade girls' 
Sunday school class. Member/activities: Buffalo Area Chamber of 
Commerce, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Dallas County 
Cattlemen, Farm Bureau, Youth Division chair of the Dallas County Fair and NRA. Also serves on: Joint 
Committee on Government Accountability; Elected to the House 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 130— JEFF L. MESSENGER 

Capitol office: Room 41 OB; phone (573) 751-2381 
Email address: jeff.messenger@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Budget; Ways and Means; Economic 
Development; Government Oversight and Accountability 

Biography: Rep. Messenger represents part of Greene County, 
including the areas of Republic, Willard, Ash Grove, Walnut Grove 
and Brookline. He joined the Navy in 1969 and, after completing 
Naval Aviation Electronics School, was assigned to Naval Air Station, 
Corpus Christi, Texas. Rep. Messenger served four years in the Navy 
and received an honorable discharge in 1973. He has been a small 
business owner since the early 1980s, running a water well-drilling 
company for over 22 years. He now owns a prosthetics and orthotics 
company in Springfield with facilities in Monett and Joplin. He and 
his wife Wanda have two sons, Eric and Jeffrey, who help run the 
family business. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 131 — SONYA ANDERSON 

Capitol office: Room 135AA; phone (573) 751-2948 

Email address: sonya.anderson@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government; Professional Registration 

and Licensing; Fiscal Review; Appropriations-Agriculture and 

Natural Resources; Emerging Issues in Agriculture. 

Biography: Rep. Anderson is a seventh generation native of Greene 
County. She has over 20 years of experience in small business and 
management, and currently co-owns and operates Show Me Horses 
and Farrier Service. She is an active member of Glidewell Baptist 
Church and is on the board of directors for Cross Roads Stock 
Horse Association, Missouri Equine Council and Greater Ozarks 
Pachyderm Club. Rep. Anderson is a 1988 graduate from Willard 
and attended Southwest Missouri State University. She currently 
resides in Springfield with her husband, Jim and two children, Zack 
and Tyler. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 132— CHARLIE NORR 

Capitol office: Room 105D; phone (573) 751-3795 
District address: 533 W Calhoun Springfield 65802 
Email address: charlie.norr@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Retirement, Utilities, Appropriations-Agriculture 
and Natural Resources; Tourism and Natural Resources 

Biography: Born in Baltimore, Md., he attended the Baltimore 
Polytechnic Institute, University of Maryland and National Fire 
Academy. Rep. Norr served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1967. 
After retiring from the Baltimore County Fire Department as cap- 
tain, he and his wife Peggy moved to Springfield to be near their 
three sons and two granddaughters. Rep. Norr was awarded the 
Urban Neighborhood Alliance Outstanding Volunteer Award, Nova 
Award for exceptional services and the Missouri Family 4 Family 
Community Service Award. The Springfield Greene County Park 
Board recently named a building, 'The Charlie Norr Community 
Building" for his exceptional work. Also serves on: Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise. Elected 
to the House: 2006, 2008, 2012. Democrat. 




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District 1 33 — ERIC BURLISON 

Capitol office: Room 313-3; phone (573) 751-0136 
District address: 3204 S. Anabranch Blvd., Springfield 65807 
Email address: eric.burlison@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Professional Registration and Licensing (chair); 
Budget; Elementary and Secondary Education; Health Insurance. 

Biography: Born October 2, 1976, in Springfield. Rep. Burlison 
resides there with wife Angela and daughters Reese and Aubrey. He 
currently works for Cerner and attends Destiny Church in Republic, 
where he is active in supporting campus ministries. He serves on 
the board of D.R.E.A.M and the Harmony House. After graduating 
from Parkview High School, he attended Missouri State University 
where he received a B.A. in philosophy and an MBA. He is chair of 
the Missouri Sportsmen's Caucus and received the 2013 Committed 
Statesperson Award by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. 
The Conservation Federation of Missouri honored him as the 2013 
Conservation Legislator. Burlison is a member of the National Rifle Association, Missouri Ri 
and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Also serves on: Special Standing Committee on 
Issues in Health Care (vice chair). Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 134— ELIJAH HAAHR 

Capitol office: Room 409B; phone (573) 751-2210 
District address: 4740 S. Woodpointe, Springfield 65810 
Email address: elijah.haahr@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education; Workforce 
Development and Workplace Safety; Appropriations-Revenue, 
Transportation, and Economic Development; Appropriations- 
Infrastructure and Job Creation; Judiciary; Children, Families and 
Persons with Disabilities. 

Biography: Rep. Haahr grew up in southwest Missouri and was 
homeschooled through high school. He attended Ozarks Technical 
Community College and Missouri Western State University, graduat- 
ing cum laude from MWSU in 2005. He attended the MU School 
of Law and graduated with honors in 2008. He is an attorney 
with Aaron Sachs and Assoc. He lives in Springfield with his wife 
Amanda and two children, Jackson and Reagan. He remains active 
in the local community as a member (and former president) of the Springfield Jaycees; the Spring 
Metropolitan Bar Association; the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys; and the Spring 
Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee. Elected to the House: 2012. Republ 



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District 135— LINCOLN P. HOUGH 

Capitol office: Room 41 1 B; phone (573) 751-9809 
District address: PO Box 121, Springfield 65803 
Email address: lincoln.hough@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Agriculture and Natural 
Resources (vice chair); Appropriations-Infrastructure and Job 
Creation (vice chair); Transportation (vice chair); Budget; Retirement. 

Biography: Born June 17, 1982, in Springfield. A 2001 graduate of 
Hillcrest High School, Rep. Hough earned a B.S. in political science 
from Mo. State University in 2005. He is a cattle rancher represent- 
ing part of Greene Co., and has worked in the offices of the Missouri 
House of Representatives budget chair, Greene Co. prosecuting atty. 
and the Greene Co. public defender. He is a past president of the 
Greene Co. Cattlemen's Assn. and member of the State Board of the 
Mo. Cattleman's Assn. He serves as a member of the Greene Co. Farm 
Bureau board of directors and the Main Street Missouri Connection Inc. 
Advisory Board. He attends Mount Comfort Bible Church and lives in 

Springfield with wife Sarah. He also serves on the Joint Committee on Solid Waste Management District 
Operations (vice chair); Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 136— KEVIN AUSTIN 

Capitol office: Room 135AC; phone (573) 751-0232 
Email address: kevin.austin@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Local Government; Appropriations-General 
Administration; Economic Development; Small Business. 

Biography: Rep. Austin represents the southeast portion of Springfield 
and Greene County. He is a lifelong Springfield resident, graduating 
from Wilder, Pershing and Glendale schools. He received a B.S. in 
financial management from Missouri State University, and a J.D. 
from the University of Missouri. He graduated as a member of the 
Order of the Coif, a national organization whose members represent 
the top ten percent of graduating law students. Rep. Austin is mar- 
ried to his wife Jody, and they have two sons, Alex and Nick. They 
attend King's Way United Methodist Church where he leads the 
Military Ministries and is a scripture reader for the Sunday services. 
When not fulfilling his legislative duties, Rep. Austin practices law 
in Springfield. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 137— LYNDALL D. FRAKER 

Capitol office: Room 110-A; phone (573) 751-3819 
District address: 202 S. Crittenden, Marshfield 65706 
Email address: lyndall.fraker@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety- 
Vice Chair; Economic Development; Professional Registration; 
Utilities; Missouri Workforce Investment Board. 

Biography: Born August 9, 1959, in Springfield, Mo. A 1977 
graduate of Marshfield H.S., Rep. Fraker has lived his entire life in 
Webster Co. Rep. Fraker attended MSU in Springfield and graduated 
from the Walton Institute. He is a small business owner and spent 
1 7 years in management with Wal-Mart Stores. He has served as 
Webster County commissioner and lives in Marshfield with his wife 
Melanie. They have two sons, Landon and Logan; one daughter, 
Kasey and son-in-law Axel; and two grandsons, Emmett and Huxley. 
Rep. Fraker is a lifetime member of Marshfield United Methodist 
Church and a member of Marshfield Rotary Club, Marshfield Chamber of Commerce and Marshfield 
Public Schools Foundation Board. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 138— DONALD E. (DON) PHILLIPS 

Capitol office: Room 135; phone (573) 751-3851 
Email address: don.phillips@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Tourism and Natural Resources (chair); Crime 
Prevention and Public Safety; Transportation; Health Insurance. 

Biography: He was raised on a farm near Salem, Mo., and gradu- 
ated in 1973 from College of the Ozarks with a degree in physical 
education. He was head basketball and baseball coach at Hollister 
High School from 1 973-1 977 and was also an actor in the Shepherd 
of the Hills outdoor drama from 1970-1978. On June 1, 1978, he 
became a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, where he 
served for 28 years. He retired on June 1, 2006. He's been married 
to wife Kathy for 40 years. They have two daughters, two sons- 
in-law and four grandchildren. He resides in Kimberling City. He 
serves on the Missouri Tourism Commission. Member of the First 
Baptist Church of Kimberling City, Rotary and Gideons. Member of 
the Southern Legislative Conference and the National Conference of State Legislatures. Elected to the 
House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 139— KEVIN ELMER 

Capitol office: Room 408A; phone (573) 751-3833 
District address: PO Box 1315, Nixa 65714 
Email address: kevin.elmer@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Judiciary (vice chairman); Professional Registration 
and Licensing (vice chairman); Rules; Budget. 

Biography: In addition to his legislative duties, Rep. Elmer is a 
private practice attorney. He also is a licensed architect and a 
fourth-generation bricklayer. He is a member of the Springfield Bar 
Association and the American Institute of Architects. He and his 
family are members of Southgate Baptist Church in Springfield. A 
1989 graduate of Salem High School, he received a B.A. in archi- 
tecture from the University of Arkansas in 1 994 and his J.D. from the 
University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2000. He currently resides in 
Nixa with his wife and three school-aged sons. Elected to the House 
in 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 140— LYNN MORRIS 

Capitol office: Room 200 BC; phone (573) 751-2565 
District address: PO Box 949, Ozark 65721 
Email address: lynn.morris@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Local Government; Health Care Policy; Economic 
Development 

Biography: Born January 22, 1949, Rep. Morris currently resides 
in Ozark with his wife Janet and represents the eastern part of 
Christian County, is a pharmacist and president/owner of Family 
Pharmacy, Family Pharmacy HealthCare Services and Family 
Pharmacy Partners LLC. Rep. Morris received his B.S. in phar- 
macy from University of Missouri-Kansas City and an M.H.A. from 
Southwest Baptist University. Rep. Morris was selected as U.S. 
Pharmacist of the Year by U.S. Pharmacists Publications and was 
awarded the Frist Humanitarian Award in 1997. His company has 
been recognized as one of the top 100 U.S. drug store chains by the National Association of Chain 
Drug Stores from 2000-2013. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 141 — TONY DUGGER 

Capitol office: Room 300; phone (573) 751-2205 
District address: PO Box 275, Hartville 65667 
Email address: tony.dugger@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Financial Institutions (chair); Agriculture Policy; 
Utilities. 

Biography: Rep. Dugger lives in Hartville and owns and operates 
a 243-acre beef cow operation. Prior to joining the House, he was 
elected county clerk in 1 994 and served in that position for 1 4 years. 
Before that, served as presiding commissioner from 1991-1994. 
Was president of the Mo. County Clerks Assoc. in 2007, was 
member of the Mo. Association of Counties board of directors 
and the former chair of the House Elections Committee. Member: 
Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Farm Bureau and National 
Wild Turkey Federation. Served on boards of Wri-Tex 911, Ozark 
Action, Southwest Solid Waste and Hartville Food Pantry. Alumnus 
of Mountain Grove High School; also attended Southwest Baptist Univ. in Bolivar, earning a B.S. in 
business administration. Enjoys hunting, fishing and collecting antiques. Elected to the House: 2008, 
2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 142— ROBERT ROSS 

Capitol office: Room 114A; phone (573) 751-1490 
District address: 19420 Evans Rd., Yukon 65589 
Email address: robert.ross@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; Agri-Business; Appropriations- 
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Tourism and Natural Resources; 

Biography: Born in Houston, Mo., Rep. Ross is a graduate of 
Summersville High School and received a Bachelor of Science 
degree in cartography with an emphasis in land surveying at 
Southwest Missouri State University 2003. He and his wife Chrissy 
have two boys, Rylan and Carson, and they attend the Summersville 
First Christian Church. In addition to his legislative duties, he is a 
self-employed professional land surveyor and the owner of Midwest 
Benchrest, which is a nationally sanctioned 600 and 1,000 yard 
shooting range. He serves on the board of directors of the Missouri 
Society of Professional Surveyors and is actively involved with 
Missouri Cattlemen's Association, Texas County Farm Bureau and the NRA. He also serves on the 
Joint Committee on Capitol Improvements and Leases Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Solid 
Waste Management District Operations. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 143— JEFFREY POGUE 

Capitol office: Room 400CC; phone (573) 751-2264 
Email address: jeff.pogue@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-General Administration; 
Financial Institutions; Urban Issues. 

Biography: Born April 23, 1981, in Rolla, Mo. A 1999 graduate 
of Salem High School, Rep. Pogue earned an associate degree in 
general studies from Southwest Baptist University. He and his wife 
Kimberly have three children: Logan, Shelby and Levi. Rep. Pogue 
runs his own business as a carpenter and general contractor. He still 
works on the family farm in Salem where he was born and raised. 
He is also a staff pastor at Living Water Worship Center in Rolla. Rep 
Pogue represents the counties of: Dent, Shannon, Oregon and part 
of Reynolds. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



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District 144— PAUL FITZWATER 

Capitol office: Room 1 1 0B; phone (573) 751-2112 

District address: 12007 S. State Hwy. 21, Potosi 63664 

Email address: paul.fitzwater@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections 

(chair); Agriculture Policy; Financial Institutions; Higher Education. 

Biography: Rep. Fitzwater lives in Potosi with his wife Sandy. They 
have four children and three grandchildren. A 1977 graduate of 
Potosi High School, he graduated with a B.S. in education from 
Tarkio College and went on to serve in the Potosi R-3 school dis- 
trict for 29 years as a high school health teacher, head track and 
field coach, and official for football and basketball. Started his own 
business, Fitzwater and Son Concrete, which he has owned and 
operated for over 25 years. Member: First Baptist Church in Potosi, 
where he has been a Sunday school teacher for many years; Mo. 
State Teachers Ass'n.; Mo. Retired Teachers Ass'n.; NRA; Southeast 
Federation of High School Officials. Serves on Special Standing 



(chair). Elected to the House: 201 0, 2012. Republican. 



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District 145— SHELLEY KEENEY 

Capitol office: Room 313; phone (573) 751-5912 
District address: PO Box 275, Marble Hill 63764 
Email address: shelley.keeney@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Administration and Accounts; Budget; Ethics; 
Financial Institutions; Professional Registration and Licensing. 

Biography: Majority caucus chair. Born in Cape Girardeau. 
Graduate of Advance Missouri High School, she received a bach- 
elor's degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State 
University and a master's degree in education administration from 
William Woods University. Served as district assistant for former 
House Speaker Rod Jetton and state Sen. Jason Crowell, and was 
an elementary school teacher with the Leopold School District. 
Member: Harmony Congregational Methodist Church; Chamber of 
Commerce; Marble Hill Study Club-GFWC; Missouri Farm Bureau; 
National Rifle Association; Women in the Outdoors; and National 
Wild Turkey Federation. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 146— DONNA LICHTENEGGER 

Capitol office: Room 314; phone (573) 751-6662 
District address: 509 Summit Ct., Jackson 63755 
Email address: donna.lichtenegger@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Appropriations-Health, Mental Health and 
Social Services; Professional Registration and Licensing; Higher 
Education; Health Insurance (vice chair). 

Biography: Born July 26, 1950, in St. Louis. Rep. Lichtenegger 
graduated from Normandy High School and received her associ- 
ate degree in dental hygiene from St. Louis Community College 
in 1973. She and husband John live in Jackson and have two chil- 
dren, Brent and Leigh Ann. Present and past memberships include: 
Missouri Dental Hygiene Association; American Dental Hygienist 
Assoc.; Southeast Missouri Dental Hygienist Association; St. Paul 
Lutheran Church-Ladies Guild; Cape Girardeau Boys and Girls 
Club, board; Cape Co. Black and Gold Club; Lutherans For Life; 
Univ. of Mo. Alumni Assoc.; Regional Samaritan Clinic, board. Public Service: Republican Central 
Comm.; Republican state committeewoman, 25th senatorial district; 32nd judicial district, chair; 
eighth congressional dist., chair. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 147— KATHRYN SWAN 

Capitol office: Room 1 151; phone (573) 751-1443 
Email address: kathryn.swan@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education; 
Workforce Development and Workplace Safety; Fiscal Review; 
Higher Education; Appropriations-Education. 

Biography: Rep. Swan has an associate degree in Nursing and 
B.S.N, from Southeast Missouri State University. She and her 
husband Reg have two children who work in the family business, 
Regan and Maria, and a granddaughter, Sonnie Kathryn. Rep. Swan 
is President of JCS Wireless, a small wireless communications com- 
pany with offices in Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Chester, III. She 
attends St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, serving as a church 
musician. Recipient of the 2013 Music Therapy Advocate Award, 
the MCCI 201 3 Legislative Freshman of the Year Award and a MCCI 
2013 100% Club Legislative Award winner. She also serves on the 
Emerging Issues in Health Care Committee. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican 




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District 148— HOLLY REHDER 

Capitol office: Room 406-A; phone (573) 751-5471 
District address: PO Box 1868, Sikeston 63801 
Email address: holly.rehder@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Utilities; Transportation; Appropriations-Health, 
Mental Health and Social Services; Appropriations-Revenue, 
Transportation and Economic Development. 

Biography: Born Sept. 15, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn., Rep. Rehder 
received a B.S. in mass communications from Southeast Missouri 
State University. She and her husband Ray are the owners of Integrity 
Communications and have three children: Raychel Griswell, Johnny 
Griswell Jr., Christian Rehder, and one grandson, Kayden Talley. 
She is a former government affairs consultant for the Missouri Cable 
Telecommunications Assoc., former director of government affairs 
for Galaxy Cablevision and former staffer for Congresswoman Jo 
Ann Emerson. Her family attends Life Church in Sikeston. Member: 
NFIB, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Chamber of Commerce, Benton Chamber of 
Commerce, Scott City Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Sikeston Historic Downtown Assoc., 
Natl' Right to Work Assoc., ALEC, and NRA. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 149— STEVE HODGES 

Capitol office: Room 101-C; phone (573) 751-4085 
District address: PO Box 1 88, East Prairie 63845 
Email address: steve.hodges@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Education; Health Care Policy; 
Agri-Business; Agriculture Policy; Small Business. 

Biography: Born February 2, 1949. Rep. Hodges is a graduate of 
Southeast Missouri State University with a B.S. in business adminis- 
tration, and of the University of Missouri-Columbia with an MBA. 
He and his wife Amy have three sons: James, Andrew and Adam. 
He previously owned and managed a supermarket in East Prairie for 
30 years. He worked as a substitute teacher and was an active state 
high school sports official for 42 years. Member: United Methodist 
Church, Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Missouri State University 
Booster Board, Jaycees, board of directors of SADI and the school 
board. Named to the Who's Who list for American colleges and 
universities during his time in college and received a Career Service Achievement Award from the 
Missouri State High School Activities Association. He fills his recreational time with all types of sports, 
reading, and singing in the church choir. Elected to the House: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012. Democrat. 




District 150— KENT HAMPTON 

Capitol office: Room 235; phone (573) 751-3629 
District address: PO Box 285, Maiden 63863 
Email address: kent.hampton@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Agri-Business (vice chair); Workforce 
Development and Workplace Safety; Downsizing State Government. 

Biography: Born February 3, 1948, in Maiden. He is a 1965 gradu- 
ate of Maiden High School and a 1967 graduate of Metro Business 
College in Cape Girardeau. He lives in Maiden with his wife of 
44 years, Janis. They were blessed with two children, Julieana 
and Christina. They have two great son-in-laws, Shane and Billy, 
and five fabulous grandchildren: Dustin, Mallory, Drew, Lauren 
and Owen. Rep. Hampton retired from Noranda Aluminum after 
38 years of service. He is a member and deacon at First Southern 
Baptist Church in Maiden, a member of the Maiden Lion's Club, 
National Rifle Association and Missouri Farm Bureau. Elected to the 
House in 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 151 — DENNIS FOWLER 

Capitol office: Room 203B; phone (573) 751-1494 
District address: 30473 State Hwy 25, Advance 63730 
Email address: dennis.fowler@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Tourism and Natural Resources, Appropriations- 
Revenue, Transportation and Economic Development; Corrections 

Biography: Born December 18, 1948 in Poplar Bluff, Rep. Fowler 
resides in Advance, Mo., with his wife Ava. They have two chil- 
dren and four grandchildren. Rep. Fowler is a 1966 graduate of 
Puxico High School and a 1975 graduate of Southeast Missouri 
State University with a B.S. in criminal justice. He served in the 
U.S. Navy with the Naval Security Group Activity in Bremerhaven, 
Germany. From 2005-2012 he was Supt. of the Stoddard County 
Regional Juvenile Detention Center. He retired after 38 years in law 
enforcement with the sheriffs dept. and Mo. Probation and Parole. 
Member of the Perkins Baptist Church; Dexter American Legion; 
Farm Bureau; Dexter Chamber of Commerce; Board of Directors of SEMO Electric Coop; Mo. Seismic 
Safety Commission. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 




District 152— TODD RICHARDSON 

Capitol office: Room 404A; phone (573) 751-4039 
Email address: todd.richardson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: General Laws (vice chair); Government 
Oversight and Accountability; Judiciary; Utilities. 

Biography: Born December 26, 1976, in Cape Girardeau. Rep. 
Richardson graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1995, 
earned a B.A. in political communication and a J.D. from the 
University of Memphis in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He lives 
in Poplar Bluff with wife Amber, son Sawyer and daughter Briley. 
A practicing attorney with Little, Schellhammer, Richardson and 
Knowlan Law Offices, P.C., he previously served as primary liaison 
for the state level government relations at University of Memphis, 
and as an adjunct instructor at Three Rivers College, teaching busi- 
ness law and national and state government classes. He is an Elder 
and board member of the First Christian Church in Poplar Bluff. 
He also serves on the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 




District 153— STEVE C. COOKSON 

Capitol office: Room 201 CA; phone (573) 751-1066 
District address: 226 Forest Meadow, Poplar Bluff 63901 
Email address: steve.cookson@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education (chair); 
Higher Education; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born June 26, 1958, in Dallas, Texas. Rep. Cookson rep- 
resents all of Ripley, Carter and parts of Butler and Wayne counties. 
As a superintendent, he received a "New Superintendent of the Year" 
award from MASA. Served on the board of the Missouri Association 
of Rural Education, MSHSAA Administrative Advisory Committee and 
the state Beta Clubs Administrative Council. He is a graduate of the 
College of the Ozarks, where students must work a campus job to earn 
their education, and received an M.A. and a specialist's degree from 
Southeast Mo. State University. He received the Missouri Community 
College Association's Legislator of the Year Award in 2013. Member: 
Missouri Farm Bureau, NRA, NWTF and Ducks Unlimited. He is married to Joy Rice Cookson and has a 
son, Tyler. Also serves on: Joint Committee for Education. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




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District 154— SHAWN RHOADS 

Capitol office: Room 406B; phone (573) 751-1455 

Email address: shawn.rhoads@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Public Safety and Corrections; 

Corrections; Crime Prevention and Public Safety; Professional 

Registration and Licensing. 

Biography: Rep. Rhoads was born in West Plains and raised on a 
small farm. He graduated from West Plains High School in 1995, 
then attended the Missouri Sheriffs Training Academy and became a 
certified police officer. Rep. Rhoads worked for the Howell County 
Sheriffs Department and West Plains Police Department as an 
investigator. He also served on the West Plains R-7 School Board 
for six years and enjoys going to the lake, hunting and spending 
time with his wife Jennifer and children, Katie, Kameron and Jill i an . 
Rep. Rhoads is currently a reserve deputy with the Howell County 
Sheriffs Department. Elected to the House: 2012. Republican. 



District 155— LYLE ROWLAND 

Capitol office: Room 41 3A; phone (573) 751-2042 
Email address: lyle.rowland@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Appropriations-Education (vice chair); 
Elementary & Secondary Education; Retirement; Tourism and 
Natural Resources. 

Biography: Represents Douglas, Ozark, and part of Taney counties. 
Born January 2, 1954, in Branson, Mo. Graduate of Forsyth High 
School and attended College of the Ozarks. Earned his B.S. and M. 
Ed. in ag education from the University of Missouri in Columbia and 
his specialist in educational administration from M.S.U. Resides in 
Cedarcreek with his wife Glenda. They have two daughters, Holly 
and Laura, and seven grandchildren. A beef cattle farmer, he taught 
agriculture for 10 years at Forsyth High School, was superintendent 
atTaneyville R-ll, retired after 31 years in education. Recipient FFA 
Blue and Gold Award, Outstanding Rural Administrator, Missouri 
K-8 School Superintendent of the Year and Outstanding Emeritus Educator. Member of the NRA, 
Missouri Farm Bureau and the Cedarcreek Community Church. Also serves on: Emerging Issues in 
Animal Agriculture (vice chair). Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 




District 156— JEFF D. JUSTUS 

Capitol office: Room 115H; phone (573) 751-1309 
Email address: jeff.justus@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Retirement; Appropriations-General 
Administration; Small Business; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born February 18, 1954, in Springfield. Rep. Justus 
represents part of Taney County. In addition to his legislative duties, 
Rep. Justus is the president of L and J Plumbing Supply. Rep. Justus 
has numerous accomplishments during his time in the Branson 
area including: Branson Chamber Small Business of the Year; past 
chair for Small Business; past president of Branson-Hollister Rotary 
Club; past president of Downtown Branson Main Street Assoc.; past 
president of the Branson Historic Community Improvement District- 
Branson Advisory Park Board; past chair of Table Rock Lake Area 
Chamber. Rep. Justus attends First Presbyterian Church where he 
is a lifelong member. He currently resides in Branson with his wife 
Glenda. They have two sons, Glenn and Jacob, and a daughter, Rebecca. Elected to the House: 2012. 
Republican. 




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District 157— MIKE MOON 

Capitol office: Room 407C; phone (573) 751-4077 

Email address: mike.moon@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Elementary and Secondary Education 

Biography: Born December 31 , 1958, in Kannapolis, NC. Rep. 
Moon lives on his family farm in Ash Grove with his wife Denise, 
and their five children: Amanda, Bryan, Erin, David and Jason. 
Following a 27 year career with Mercy Hospital, he currently works 
on his cattle ranch. He is a member of High Street Baptist Church, 
serves on deacon and mission committees, and teaches Sunday 
school. He is a member of the Springfield-Southeast Rotary Club. 
Following a 1977 graduation from Western Branch High School in 
Chesapeake, Va., he relocated to Missouri where he received his 
bachelor's in secondary education from Southwest Missouri State 
University. Elected to the House: April 2013 (special election). 
Republican. 



District 158— SCOTT M FITZPATRICK 

Capitol office: Room 135A-B; phone (573) 751-1488 

District address: PO Box 701, Shell Knob 65747 

Email address: scott.fitzpatrick@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Budget; Appropriations-Revenue, Transportation 

and Economic Development; Tourism and Natural Resources. 

Biography: Born September 28, 1987, in Springfield. Rep. Fitzpatrick 
represents Barry, and parts of Stone and Lawrence counties. In addi- 
tion to his legislative duties, Rep. Fitzpatrick is the president of 
MariCorp US., a Shell Knob-based boat dock manufacturing and 
construction company. He is a member of Cassville, Shell Knob, 
and Monett chambers of commerce, and attends United Methodis 
Church in Shell Knob. Rep. Fitzpatrick has been recognized in 
Springfield Business Journal's "40 under 40." He graduated from 
Cassville High school in 2006 and graduated from the University 
of Missouri in 2010. He currently lives in Cassville. Elected to the 
House: 2012. Republican. 



District 159— BILL LANT 

Capitol office: Room 235-BA; phone (573) 751-9801 
District address: 845 Elk River Rd., Pineville 64856 
Email address: bill.lant@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Workforce Development and Workplace Safety 
(chair); Professional Registration and Licensing; Transportation. 

Biography: Born January 1 8, 1 947, in Evansville, Ind. A 1 964 gradu- 
ate of Coll insvil le High School in Collinsville, III. Attended Jasper 
County Junior College in Joplin, Mo., and Pittsburg State Teachers 
College in Pittsburg, Kan. He lives in Joplin with his wife Jane. They 
have three sons, Will, Stephen and Craig, and six grandchildren. He 
was a salesman for ABF Freight System and now owns and operates 
a farm and feed supply in Seneca, Mo. He is a member of Racine 
Christian Church, Missouri Right to Life, Missouri Cattlemans' 
Association, Seneca Area Chamber of Commerce, Life Choices and 
the Masonic Lodge. Co-chair of Joint Committee on Child Abuse 
and Neglect. Elected to the House in 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 160— BILL REIBOLDT 



Capitol office: Room 235-BB; phone (573) 751-9781 
Email address: bill.reiboldt@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Agriculture Policy (chair); Appropriations- 
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Corrections; Ways and Means. 

Biography: Serves Newton County. Rep. Reiboldt was born in 
Neosho, Mo., and he and his family still own and operate the farm 
where he grew up. After graduating from Neosho High School, 
he graduated from Harding University with a degree in business 
administration. He then served in the United States Army and the 
Missouri National Guard. He is a member of the Hillcrest Church of 
Christ, Missouri Farm Bureau, Dairy Farmers of America, Missouri 
Cattlemen's Association, Missouri Corn Growers, Missouri Soybean 
Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. 
He now resides just outside of Neosho with his wife Kathleen. They 
have three children, Bryan, Beth and Jennifer and eight grandchil- 
2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 161— BILL WHITE 

Capitol office: Room 407-A; phone (573) 751-3791 
Email address: bill.white@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Retirement (vice chair); Workforce Development 
and Workplace Safety; Health Care Policy; Downsizing State 
Government Missouri 

Biography: Born June 16, 1953. Represents parts of Jasper and 
Newton counties. In addition to his legislative duties, he is an 
attorney who has focused on representing children, the elderly and 
business law. He previously served as juvenile attorney for Jasper 
County. He is a member of the Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, 
American Legion, Missouri Bar, NRA and Naval Institute. Received 
his B.A. from the University of Kansas, his M.A. in Soviet area stud- 
ies from the University of Chicago and his J.D. from Washburn 
University. Currently resides in Joplin with his wife Ellen Nichols. 
They have four children: Jesse, Brandyn, Amanda and Jera. Elected 
to the House: 2010, 2012. Republican. 



District 162— CHARLIE E. DAVIS 

Capitol office: Room 201 -BA; phone (573) 751-7082 

Email address: charlie.davis@house.mo.gov 

House committees: Veterans (chair); Small Business; Utilities. 

Biography: Born July 18, 1965 in Fayetteville, N.C. A 1983 gradu- 
ate of Karlsruhe American High School in Karlsruhe Germany, Rep. 
Davis studied advertising and marketing. He studied advertising 
and marketing while serving in the U.S. Navy. He served in the 
U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1989 aboard the USS Saratoga and USS 
Independence, honorably discharged in 1989. He lives in Webb 
City with his wife of 22 years, Laura. They have three children: 
Jennifer, Timothy and Robert. He owns Software Center in Joplin 
and attends Wellspring Church in Webb City. Member: Webb City/ 
Carl Junction Rotary Club, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, 
Webb City Chamber of Commerce, NRA, Missouri Right to Life, 
NFIB, VFW, American Legion. Elected to the House: 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 



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District 163 — THOMAS C. FLANIGAN 

Capitol office: Room 303, phone (573) 751-9765 
District address: PO Box 1034, Carthage 64836 
Email address: thomas.flanigan@house.mo.gov 
House committees: Fiscal Review (chair); Budget (vice chair); 
Government Oversight and Accountability. 

Biography: Born August 27, 1953, in Carthage. Rep. Flanigan is 
a fifth generation Jasper County resident and graduated from the 
University of Missouri-Columbia. He serves in the same legislative 
seat held by his great-grandfather, John H. 'Tire Alarm" Flanigan, 
a member of the 35th General Assembly (1888). Married to Anita, 
they have three children and twin grandsons, Lincoln and Barrett 
Cook. Member: Kappa Alpha Order; Jasper Co Farm Bureau; 
Carthage and Carl Junction chambers of commerce; Rotary Club 
of Carthage; Ozark Trails Council Boy Scouts of America; Mercy 
McCune-Brooks Hospital Healthcare Foundation; Carthage City 
Council (former mayor pro tern); Grace Episcopal Church. Elected to the House: 2008, 2010, 2012. 
Republican. 




210 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



State House Districts 

State house districts as established by the Missouri Appellate Apportionment Commission and filed 
with the Secretary of State on November 30, 201 1 . 



District Description or boundary Population 

1 Counties of Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, Worth ...36,138 



2 Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Harrison 37,020 

3 Mercer, Putnam, Sullivan, Adair (part of) 36,537 

4 Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler, Scotland, 

Adair (part of) 35,303 

5 Marion, Shelby, Monroe (part of) 37,61 9 

6 Macon, Randolph, Linn (part of) 36,920 

7 Grundy, Livingston, Linn (part of) 35,453 

8 Caldwell, Clinton, Clay (part of), Ray (part of).. 36,798 

9 Andrew, Buchanan (part of) 37,1 1 9 

10 Part of Buchanan 37,035 

1 1 Parts of Buchanan and Platte 32,338 

12 Parts of Platte and Clay 38,108 

13 Part of Platte 37,018 

14 Parts of Clay and Platte 38,142 

15 Part of Clay 37,199 

16 Part of Clay 37,983 

17 Part of Clay 38,012 

18 Part of Clay 37,919 

19 Part of Jackson 36,335 

20 Part of Jackson 37,841 

21 Part of Jackson 37,925 

22 Part of Jackson 36,168 

23 Part of Jackson 35,521 

24 Part of Jackson 37,866 

25 Part of Jackson 36,857 

26 Part of Jackson 36,233 

27 Part of Jackson 35,425 

28 Part of Jackson 35,873 

29 Part of Jackson 36,684 

30 Part of Jackson 36,069 

31 Part of Jackson 36,827 

32 Part of Jackson 36,744 

33 Cass (part of), Jackson (part of), 

Lafayette (part of) 22,610 

34 Part of Jackson 35,832 

35 Part of Jackson 38,015 

36 Part of Jackson 38,040 

37 Parts of Cass and Jackson 38,139 

38 Part of Clay 37,958 

39 Carroll, Chariton (part of), Ray (part of) 35,304 

40 Pike, Ralls, Monroe (part of), Lincoln (part of) 35,618 

41 Part of Lincoln 38,050 

42 Montgomery, St. Charles (part of), 

Warren (part of) 37,932 

43 Audrain, Calloway (part of) 35,434 

44 Parts of Boone and Randolph 35,968 

45 Part of Boone 35,636 

46 Part of Boone 36,530 

47 Boone (part of), Cooper (part of), 

Howard (part of), Randolph (part of) 35,390 

48 Chariton (part of), Cooper (part of), 

Howard (part of), Pettis (part of), 

Randolph (part of), Saline (part of) 35,428 

49 Callaway (part of), Cole (part of) 36,347 

50 Boone (part of), Cole (part of), 

Cooper (part of), Moniteau (part of) 36,823 

51 Johnson (part of), Pettis (part of), 

Saline (part of) 35,439 

52 Johnson (part of), Pettis (part of), 36,862 

53 Lafayette, Jackson (part of), 

Johnson (part of), 35,744 

54 Johnson (part of), Pettis (part of), 36,083 

55 Part of Cass 35,41 1 



District Description or boundary Population 



56 Bates (part of), Cass (part of), 

Jackson (part of) 35,829 

57 Henry, Bates (part of), Benton (part of), 

Cass (part of) 35,320 

58 Morgan, Miller (part of), Moniteau (part of).... 35,31 1 

59 Parts of Cole and Miller 36,332 

60 Part of Cole 35,717 

61 Franklin (part of), Gasconade (part of), 

Osage (part of) 36,332 

62 Maries, Cole (part of), Crawford (part of), 

Gasconade (part of), Miller (part of), 

Osage (part of), Phelps (part of) 35,804 

63 Parts of St. Charles and Warren 38,1 70 

64 Parts of Lincoln and St. Charles 37,849 

65 Part of St. Charles 37,714 

66 Parts of St. Louis City and St. Louis 37,779 

67 Part of St. Louis 37,574 

68 Part of St. Louis 36,441 

69 Part of St. Louis 37,138 

70 Parts of St. Charles and St. Louis 35,751 

71 Part of St. Louis 35,755 

72 Part of St. Louis 36,988 

73 Part of St. Louis 36,291 

74 Part of St. Louis 37,216 

75 Part of St. Louis 36,991 

76 Part of St. Louis City 37,443 

77 Part of St. Louis City 36,072 

78 Part of St. Louis City 37,961 

79 Part of St. Louis City 37,280 

80 Part of St. Louis City 36,382 

81 Part of St. Louis City 37,524 

82 Part of St. Louis City 37,144 

83 Parts of St. Louis City, St. Louis 36,853 

84 Part of St. Louis City 36,036 

85 Part of St. Louis 37,891 

86 Part of St. Louis 37,549 

87 Part of St. Louis 37,710 

88 Part of St. Louis 36,377 

89 Part of St. Louis 37,799 

90 Part of St. Louis 36,703 

91 Parts of St. Louis City, St. Louis 36,412 

92 Part of St. Louis 36,492 

93 Parts of St. Louis City, St. Louis 36,947 

94 Part of St. Louis 36,475 

95 Part of St. Louis 35,645 

96 Part of St. Louis 37,655 

97 Part of Jefferson and St. Louis 35,664 

98 Part of St. Louis 37,412 

99 Part of St. Louis 37,425 

100 Part of St. Louis 37,201 

101 Part of St. Louis 37,361 

102 Part of St. Charles 38,077 

103 Part of St. Charles 37,957 

104 Part of St. Charles 35,833 

105 Part of St. Charles 36,794 

106 Part of St. Charles 36,798 

107 Part of St. Charles 36,932 

108 Part of St. Charles 38,129 

109 Part of Franklin 36,036 

1 1 Parts of Franklin and St. Louis 36,609 

111 Part of Jefferson 35,423 

112 Part of Jefferson 36,574 

113 Part of Jefferson 36,333 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS 21 1 
District Description or boundary Population District Description or boundary Population 



114 Part of Jefferson 35,794 

1 1 5 Jefferson (part of), Ste Genevieve (part of), 

St. Francois (part of) 35,637 

1 1 6 Perry (part of), Ste Genevieve (part of), 

St. Francois (part of) 36,688 

117 Part of St. Francois 37,100 

1 1 8 Parts of Jefferson and Washington 36,394 

1 1 9 Parts of Franklin and Washington 35,343 

120 Parts of Crawford and Phelps 36,235 

121 Parts of Phelps and Pulaski 36,596 

122 Part of Pulaski 36,964 

123 Parts of Camden and Laclede 35,343 

124 Parts of Camden and Miller 36,858 

125 Henry, St. Clair, Benton (part of), 

Cedar (part of) 36,871 

126 Vernon, Bates (part of) 36,682 

127 Dade, Barton (part of), Cedar (part of), 

Jasper (part of) 36,577 

128 Polk, Cedar (part of) 37,023 

129 Dallas, Laclede (part of) 37,089 

130 Part of Greene 36,297 

131 Part of Greene 37,674 

132 Part of Greene 36,007 

133 Part of Greene 37,100 

134 Part of Greene 36,518 

135 Part of Greene 36,723 

136 Part of Greene 36,634 

137 Parts of Greene and Webster 36,953 

1 38 Christian (part of), Stone (part of), 

Taney (part of) 36,984 

139 Part of Christian 36,623 

140 Part of Christian 36,901 

141 Wright, Webster (part of) 36,287 



142 Texas, Howell (part of), Phelps (part of), 



Pulaski (part of) 37,084 

143 Dent, Oregon, Shannon, Reynolds (part of).. 35,837 

144 Iron, Reynolds (part of), Washington (part of), 

Wayne (part of) 35J75 

145 Bollinger, Madison, Perry (part of) 37,354 

146 Part of Cape Girardeau 38,063 

147 Part of Cape Girardeau 37,611 

148 Parts of Mississippi and Scott 36,009 

149 New Madrid, Mississippi (part of), Pemiscot 

(part of), Scott (part of) 36,470 

1 50 Parts of Dunklin and Pemiscot 36,385 

151 Stoddard, Scott (part of) 36,271 

1 52 Parts of Butler and Dunklin 37,1 1 4 

153 Carter, Ripley, Butler (part of), 

Wayne (part of) 37,051 

154 Part of Howell 36,274 

155 Douglas, Ozark, Howell (part of), 

Taney (part of) 36,828 

156 Part of Taney 37,066 

157 Part of Lawrence 37,325 

158 Barry, Lawrence (part of), 

Stone (part of) 37,210 

1 59 McDonald, Newton (part of) 36,1 67 

160 Part of Newton 37,066 

1 61 Parts of Jasper and Newton 36,886 

162 Parts of Jasper and Newton 36,705 

163 Part of Jasper 37,042 



212 OFFICIAL MANUAL 

House of Representatives Districts by Municipality 



Municipality House District 



Adrian 


126 


Advance 


1 51 


Affton 


92 


Affton 


93, 94 


Agency 


9, 1 1 


Airport Drive 


1 ao 

I OZ 


Alba 


127 


Albany 


n 
z 


Aioricn 


1 Oft 
I ZO 


Alexandria 


4 


Al lendale 


1 


Allenville 


1 46 


Alma 


53 


Altamont 


z 


A I t£*n K 1 1 rcr 
r\ 1 Lc 1 1 U U 1 g 


1 45 


Alton 


1 4 5 


Amazonia 


Q 


Amity 


z 


Amoret 


126 


Amsterdam 


1 A 
I ZD 


Anderson 


1 59 


Annada 


40 


Annapol is 


1/1/1 

1 44 


Anniston 


I 40 


Appleton City 


1 ZD 


Arbela 


4 


Arbyrd 


I OU 


Arcadia 


1 44 


Arch le 


57 


Areola 


I z/ 


Argyle 


62 


Arkoe 


1 


A r metro no 
r\\ I 1 13 LI Ul Ig 


48 


Arnold 


Q7 11^ 
y/, I I J 


A rrn\A/ Point 
/Al i u vv ru 1 1 1 L 


1 58 


Arrow Rock 


A R 
40 


Asbury 


19 7 
I Z / 


Ashburn 


/i n 

4U 


Ash Grove 


I oU 


Ashland 


50 


Ashley 


40 


A -fl ^ 

Atlanta 


6 


Augusta 


42 


Aullville 


53 


Aurora 


1 K~7 
I J/ 


Auxvasse 


/I 9 
40 


Ava 


1 55 


Avi 1 la 


10 7 
I z / 


Avondale 


1 R 
I 


Bagnel 1 


1 0/L 
I Z4 


Baker 


1 51 


Bakersfield 


155 


Baldwin Park 


33 


Ballwin 


98-101 


Baring 


4 


Barnard 


1 


Barnett 


58 


Barnhart 


112-114 


Bates City 


53 



Municipality House District 



Battlefield 


133 


Bella Villa 


93 


Bell City 


151 


Belle 


62 


Bellefontaine Neighbors 66, 75 


Rol pn\/p 
Del Id 1 vc 


85 


Bel If lower 


4Z 


Bel-Nor 


85 


Rol Pirlrro 


85 


Belton 


K A 


Bennett Springs 


1 0Q 
I Zy 


Benton 


1 48 


Benton City 


43 


Berger 


A1 


Berkeley 


70 


Berkeley 


R K 
00 


Bernie 


1 

1 1 


Bertrand 


1 48 


Bethany 


2 


oeinei 


c 

j 


Deveny nms 


85 


Bevier 


A 
D 


Biehle 


1 45 


B igelow 




Rirr 1 t bo 

Dig Lance 


1 


Big Spring 


42 


B i 1 1 i ngs 


138 


Birch Tree 


1 43 


Birmingham 


1 7 


B ismarck 


1 1 7 


B lackburn 


£ 1 

I 


B lackburn 


53 


Black Jack 


£.7 A« 7^; 
O/ , DO, / J 


B lackwater 


48 


B lairstown 


K 7 

0/ 


B lanchard 


1 


d ianu 


AO 
Dz 


d loageir 


1 /LR 
I 40 


B loomf ield 


1 c;i 

I I 


R loom en 3 ( i 
D IUUI 1 laUdlfc: 


1 1 6 


Blue Eye 


138 


Blue Springs 


30-33 


Diyineaaie 


z 


Bogard 


39 


Bo Ickow 


9 


Bolivar 


128 


Bonne Terre 


115 


Bonne Terre 


117 


Boonville 


48 


Bosworth 


39 


Bourbon 


120 


Bowling Green 


40 


Bragg City 


149 


Brandsville 


154 


Branson 


156 


Branson West 


138 


Brashear 


4 


Braymer 


8 


Breckenridge 


8 



Municipality House District 



Breckenridge Hills 


72 85 


Rrp>nt\A/oorl 

Ul CI ILVV uuu 


83 87 


Brewer 


1 1 a 

I I D 


Bridgeton 


70, 72, 73 


Brimson 


7 


Bronaugh 


1 OA 
I ZD 


Brookfield 


7 


Brooklyn Heights 


1 AO 
I Dj 


Browning 


7 


Brown ington 


r 7 

0/ 


Brum ley 


1 24 


Brunswick 


AR 
40 


Bucklin 


A 
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Buckner 


OH 
ZU 


Ri iffo lo 

Dunaio 


1 OQ 
I Zy 


Ri ill frool/ 

duii L^reeK 


1 £A 

I JD 


Bunceton 


AR 
40 


Bunker 


1 ZLO 
I 4 J 


Burgess 


10 7 
I Z / 


Burlington Junction 


1 


Butler 


1 OA 
I ZD 


DUiierTieia 


1 

I JO 


Byrnes Mill 


111 110 
III, I I Z 


Cabool 


1 /L0 
I 4Z 


Cainsville 


z 


?! r °, . 


6 


Caledonia 


1 ZLZL 
I 44 


Calhoun 


57 


California 


JU, JO 


Cal lao 


A 
D 


Calverton Park 


74 


Camden 


0Q 
jy 


Camden Point 


1 
I Z 


Camdenton 


10 

I ZO 


Cameron 


ft 
Z, 


Campbell 


1 c;n 1 RO 
I jU, I jz 


C 7\ na loi i 


1 49 


Canton 


a 


(~ anp f~I i ra rrlp>a 1 1 

v^aUC VJMalUCaU 


146 147 


Cardwel 1 


1 KC\ 

I ou 


Carl Junction 


1 AO 
I DZ 


Carl Junction 


1 A^ 
I Oj 


Carrol Iton 


0Q 

jy 


Carterville 


1 AO 1 A3 
I Dz, I Do 


Carthage 


10 7 1 A"? 
I Z / , I DJ 


Caruthersvi 1 le 


1 c;n 
I ou 


Carytown 


10 7 

I z / 


Cassvi 1 le 


1 

I 00 


Castle Point 


/ 


Catron 


1 /1Q 

1 4y 


Cave 


41 


Cedar Hill 


111 


Cedar Hill Lakes 


111 


Center 


40 


Centertown 


59 


Centerview 


54 


Centerville 


144 


Centralia 


44 


Chaffee 


151 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS 213 
Municipality House District Municipality House District Municipality House District 



Chain of Rocks 


64 


Crystal Lakes 


39 


Ethel 


6 


Chain-O-Lakes 


158 


Cuba 


120 


Eureka 


110 


Chamois 


61 


Curryville 


40 


Evergreen 


129 


Champ 


70 


Dadeville 


127 


Everton 


127 


Charlack 


85 


Dalton 


48 


Ewing 


4 


Charleston 


148 


Danville 


42 


Excello 


6 


Cherokee Pass 


145 


Dardenne Prairie 102, 103, 108 


Excelsior Estates 


38, 39 


Chesapeake 


157 


Darlington 


2 


Excelsior Springs 


38, 39 


Chesterfield 70, 71, 88, 89, 


Dawn 


7 


Exeter 


158 




100, 101 


Dearborn 


11 


Fairdealing 


152, 153 


Chilhowee 


54 


Deepwater 


57 


Fairfax 


1 


Chillicothe 


7 


Deerfield 


126 


Fair Grove 


137 


Chula 


7 


Defiance 


102 


Fair Play 


128 


Clarence 


5 


De Kalb 


11 


Fairview 


159 


Clark 


44 


Dellwood 


74, 75 


Farber 


43 


Clarksburg 


58 


Delta 


146 


Farley 


13 


Clarksdale 


2 


Dennis Acres 


161 


Farmington 


1 1 6, 1 1 7 


Clarkson Valley 


101 


Denver 


1 


Fayette 


48 


Clarksville 


40 


Des Arc 


144 


Fenton 


96 


Clarkton 


150 


Desloge 


115, 117 


Ferguson 


73, 74, 75 


Claycomo 


17 


De Soto 


115, 118 


Ferrelview 


13 


Clayton 


87 


Des Peres 


89 


Festus 


1 1 4, 1 1 5 


Clearmont 


1 


De Witt 


39 


Fidelity 


163 


Cleveland 


56 


Dexter 


151 


Fillmore 


9 


Clever 


139 


Diamond 


160 


Fisk 


153 


Cliff Village 


161 


Diehlstadt 


148 


Fleming 


39 


Clifton Hill 


6 


Diggins 


141 


Flemington 


128 


Climax Springs 


124, 125 


Dixon 


121 


Flint Hill 


63, 64 


Clinton 


57 


Doe Run 


117 


Flordell Hills 


74 


Clyde 


1 


Doniphan 


153 


Florissant 


68, 69, 74 


Cobalt 


145 


Doolittle 


121 


Foley 


41 


Coffey 


2 


Dover 


53 


Fordland 


141 


Cole Camp 


57 


Downing 


4 


Forest City 


1 


Collins 


125 


Drexel 


56 


Foristell 


63 


Columbia 


44 


Dudley 


151 


Forsyth 


155 


Columbia 45, 46, 47, 50 


Duenweg 


162, 163 


Fortescue 


1 


Commerce 


148 


Duquesne 


161, 162 


Fort Leonard Wood 


122, 142 


Conception 


1 


Dutchtown 


146, 147 


Foster 


126 


Conception Junction 1 


Eagle Rock 


158 


Fountain N Lakes 


64 


Concord 


92, 94, 96 


Eagleville 


2 


Frankclay 


117 


Concordia 


53 


East Lynne 


33 


Frankford 


40 


Coney Island 


138 


Easton 


9 


Franklin 


48 


Conway 


129 


East Prairie 


149 


Fredericktown 


145 


Cool Valley 


73 


Edgar Springs 


142 


Freeburg 


62 


Cooter 


150 


Edgerton 


11 


Freeman 


56 


Corder 


53 


Edina 


4 


Freistatt 


157 


Corning 


1 


Edinburg 


7 


Fremont 


153 


Cosby 


9 


Edmundson 


73 


Fremont Hills 


140 


Cottleville 


102, 103 


Eldon 


58, 124 


Frohna 


145 


Country Club 


9 


El Dorado Spring 


is 125 


Frontenac 


88, 89 


Country Club Hills 


74 


Ellington 


144 


Fulton 


49 


Country Life Acres 


89 


Ellisville 


98, 101, 110 


Gainesville 


155 


Cowgill 


8 


Ellsinore 


153 


Galena 


138 


Craig 


1 


Elmer 


6 


Gallatin 


2 


Crane 


138 


Elmira 


8 


Gait 


7 


Creighton 


57 


Elmo 


1 


Garden City 


55, 57 


Crestwood 


91, 92 


Elsberry 


40, 41 


Gasconade 


61 


Creve Coeur 


71, 88 


Emerald Beach 


158 


Gentry 


2 


Crocker 


121 


Eminence 


143 


Gerald 


61 


Cross Timbers 


125 


Emma 


51, 53 


Gerster 


125 


Crystal City 


1 1 4, 1 1 5 


Eolia 


40 


Gibbs 


4 


Crystal Lake Park 


89 


Essex 


151 


Gideon 


149 



214 OFFICIAL MANUAL 

Municipality House District Municipality House District Municipality House District 



Gilliam 


48 


Haywood City 


1 48 


Jerico Springs 


1 27 


Gilman City 


2 


Hazelwood 


69 


Jonesburg 


42 


Ginger Blue 


1 59 


Haze I wood 


70, 73, 74 


Joplin 16i 


3, 161, 162 


Gladstone 


1 5 


Henrietta 


39 


Josephville 


64 


Glasgow 


48 


Herculaneum 


1 1 4 


Junction City 


145 


Glasgow Village 


66 


Hermann 


61 


Kahoka 


4 


Glenaire 


1 7 


Hermitage 


1 25 


Kansas City 12-19,22-30, 


Glen Allen 


1 45 


Higbee 


47 




35-38, 56 


Glendale 


83, 90 


Higginsville 


53 


Kearney 


1 2, 38 


Glen Echo Park 


85 


High Hill 


42 


Kelso 


1 48 


Glenwood 


4 


Highlandville 


1 39 


Kennett 


1 50 


Golden 


1 58 


High Ridge 


111, 112 


Keytesville 


39 


Golden City 


127 


Hillsboro 


111, 118 


Y/". AA^* 

Kidder 


8 


Goodman 


1 59 


Hillsdale 


85 


Kimberling City 


1 38 


Goodnight 


1 28 


Hoberg 


1 57 


Kimmswick 


1 1 3 


Gordonville 


1 46 


Holcomb 


1 50 


King City 


2 


Gower 


8, 1 1 


Holden 


54 


Kingdom City 


49 


Graham 


1 


Holland 


1 50 


Kingston 


8 


Grain Valley 


32, 33 


Holliday 


40 


Kingsville 


54 


Granby 


1 60 


Hoi lister 


1 56 


Kinloch 


73 


Grand Falls Plaza 


1 61 


Holt 


8 


Kirbyville 


1 55 


Grandin 


1 53 


Holts Summit 


49 


Kirksville 


3 


Grand Pass 


51 


Homestead 


39 


Kirkwood 


89, 90 


Grandview 


37 


Homestown 


1 49 


Kissee Mills 


1 55 


Granger 


4 


Hopkins 


1 


Knob Noster 


52 


Grant City 


1 


Horine 


1 1 4 


Knox City 


4 


Grantwood Village 


92 


Hornersville 


1 50 


Koshkonong 


1 43 


Gravois Mills 


58 


Houston 


1 42 


LaBarque Creek 


1 1 1 


Grayhawk 


1 1 6 


Houstonia 


51 


La Belle 


4 


Grayridge 


1 51 


Houston Lake 


1 4 


Laclede 


7 


Gray Summit 


1 09, 110 


Howardville 


1 49 


Laddonia 


43 


Greencastle 


3 


Hughesville 


51 


La Due 


57 


Green City 


3 


Humansville 


1 28 


Ladue 


87-89 


Greendale 


85 


Hume 


1 26 


La Grange 


4 


Greenfield 


127 


Humphreys 


3 


Lake Annette 


56 


Green Park 


92, 94 


Hunnewell 


5 


Lake Lafayette 


53 


Green Ridge 


54 


Hunter 


1 53 


Lake Lotawana 


31 , 33, 34 


Greentop 


4 


Huntleigh 


89 


Lake Mykee Town 


49 


Greenville 


1 44 


Huntsdale 


47 


Lake Ozark 


1 24 


Greenwood 


34 


Huntsville 


6 


Lake St. Louis 


1 r\"7 1 MO 

I 07, I 08 


Guilford 


1 


I I .... A 1 A 

Hurdland 


4 


Lakeshire 


92 


Gunn City 


33 


Hurley 


1 38 


Lake Tapawingo 


31 


Hale 


39 


latan 


1 1 


Lake Tekakwitha 


1 1 1 


Halfway 


1 28 


Iberia 


1 24 


Lake Viking 


2 


Hallsville 


44 


Imperial 


1 1 3 


Lake Waukomis 


1 4 


Halltown 


1 57 


Independence 


I 9-22, 28-32 


Lake Winnebago 


55 


Hamilton 


8 


Indian Point 


138 


Lamar 


127 


Hanley Hills 


86 


Innsbrook 


63 


Lamar Heights 


127 


Hannibal 


5, 40 


Ionia 


54, 57 


Lambert 


1 48 


Hardin 


39 


Irena 


1 


1 a \/tr»ntp> 
i_d i v \ yj 1 1 lc 


51 


Harris 


3 


Irondale 


144 


Lanagan 


159 


Harrisburg 


47 


Iron Mountain Lake 1 1 7 


Lancaster 


4 


Harrisonville 


33, 55 


I ronton 


144 


La Plata 


6 


Hartsburg 


50 


Irwin 


127 


Laredo 


7 


Hartville 


1 41 


Jackson 


146 


La Russell 


127 


Hartwell 


57 


Jacksonville 


6 


Lathrop 


8 


Harviel I 


1 52 


Jameson 


2 


La Tour 


54 


Harwood 


126 


Jamesport 


2 


Laurie 


58, 124 


Hawk Point 


41 


Jamestown 


50 


Lawson 


8 


Hayti 


149 


Jasper 


127 


Leadington 


117 


Hayti Heights 


149 


Jefferson City 


49, 59, 60 


Leadwood 


117 


Hay ward 


149 


Jennings 


66, 74, 75, 85 


Leasburg 


120 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS 



215 



Municipality House District 



Leawood 


161 


Lebanon 


123, 129 


Lees Summit 30, 34, 35, 37, 55 


Leeton 


54 


Leisure Lake 


7 


Lemay 


93 


Leonard 


5 


Leslie 


61 


Levasy 


53 


Lewis and Clark Village 11 


Lewistown 


4 


Lexington 


53 


Liberal 


127 


Liberty 


16, 17, 38 


Licking 


142 


Lilbourn 


149 


Lincoln 


57 


Linn 


62 


Linn Creek 


123 


Linneus 


7 


Lithium 


116 


Livonia 


3 


Loch Lloyd 


56 


Lock Springs 


2 


Lockwood 


127 


Lohman 


59 


Loma Linda 


160 


Lone Jack 


33 


Longtown 


145 


Louisburg 


129 


Louisiana 


40 


Lowry City 


125 


Lucerne 


3 


Ludlow 


7 


Lupus 


50 


Luray 


4 


McBaine 


50 


McCord Bend 


138 


McFall 


2 


Mackenzie 


92 


McKittrick 


42 


Macks Creek 


123 


Macon 


6 


Madison 


40 


Maitland 


1 


Maiden 


152 


Malta Bend 


51 


Manchester 


99 


Mansfield 


141 


Maplewood 


83 


Marble Hill 


145 


Marceline 


6, 7, 39 


Marionville 


157 


Marlborough 


91, 92 


Marquand 


145 


Marshall 


51 


Marshfield 


137 


Marston 


149 


Marthasville 


42 


Martinsburg 


43 


Maryland Heights 


70-72 


Maryville 


1 



Municipality House District 



Matthews 


149 


Maysville 


2 


Mayview 


53 


Meadville 


7 


Mehlville 


93, 94 


Memphis 


4 


Mendon 


39 


Mercer 


3 


Merriam Woods 


156 


Merwin 


126 


Meta 


62 


Metz 


126 


Mexico 


43 


Miami 


48 


Middletown 


42 


Milan 


3 


Milford 


127 


Millard 


4 


Miller 


157 


Mill Spring 


144 


Milo 


126 


Mindenmines 


127 


Mine La Motte 


145 


Miner 


148 


Mineral Point 


118 


Miramiguoa Park 


119 


Missouri City 


38 


Moberly 


6, 47 


Mokane 


49 


Moline Acres 


66, 75 


Monett 


157, 158 


Monroe City 


5, 40 


Montgomery City 


42 


Monticello 


4 


Montier 


143 


Montrose 


57 


Mooresville 


7 


Morehouse 


149 


Morley 


148 


Morrison 


61 


Morrisville 


128 


Mosby 


38 


Moscow Mills 


64 


Mound City 


1 


Moundville 


126 


Mountain Grove 


141, 142 


Mountain View 


142 


Mount Leonard 


51 


Mount Moriah 


2 


Mount Vernon 


157 


Murphy 


97 


Napoleon 


53 


Naylor 


153 


Neck City 


127 


Neelyville 


152 


Nelson 


48 


Neosho 


159, 160 


Nevada 


126 


Newark 


4 


New Bloomfield 


49 


Newburg 


121 


New Cambria 


6 



Municipality House District 



New Florence 


42 


New Franklin 


48 


New Hampton 


2 


New Haven 


61 


New London 


40 


New Madrid 


149 


New Melle 


42, 63, 102 


Newton ia 


159 


Newtown 


3 


Niangua 


141 


Nixa 


139 


Noel 


159 


Norborne 


39 


Normandy 


73, 85 


North Kansas City 


18 


North Lilbourn 


149 


Northmoor 


14 


Northwoods 


85 


Norwood 


141 


Norwood Court 


74 


Novelty 


4 


Novinger 


3 


Oak Grove 


32, 33 


Oak Grove Village 


119 


Oakland 


90 


Oak Ridge 


146 


Oaks 


15 


Oakview 


15 


Oakville 


94, 95 


Oakwood 


15 


Oakwood Park 


15 


Odessa 


53 


OFallon 63-64,102-103, 




107-108 


Old Appleton 


146 


Old Jamestown 


67, 68 


Old Monroe 


64 


Olean 


59 


Olivette 


71 


Olivette 


88 


Olympian Village 


115 


Oran 


151 


Oregon 


1 


Oronogo 


163 


Orrick 


39 


Osage Beach 


124 


Osborn 


2, 8 


Osceola 


125 


Osgood 


3 


Otterville 


48 


Overland 


71, 72, 85 


Owensville 


62 


Oxly 


153 


Ozark 


140 


Ozora 


116 


Pacific 


1 1 0, 1 1 9 


Pagedale 


86 


Palmyra 


5 


Paris 


40 


Parkdale 


111,112 


Park Hills 


115, 117 


Parkville 


13, 14 



216 OFFICIAL MANUAL 
Municipality House District 



Parkway 


1 1 9 


Parma 


1 49 


Parnel I 


i 
i 


Pasadena Hills 


9. K 
OJ 


Pasadena Park 


85 


Pascola 


1 49 


Passaic 


1 26 


Pattonsburg 


2 


Paynesvi I le 


ZLO 
4U 


Peaceful Village 


111 


Peculiar 




Pendleton 




Penermon 


151 


Perry 


40 


Perryvi I le 


116, 1 45 


Pevely 


114 


Phelps City 


i 


Phillipsburg 


1 29 


Pickering 


1 


Piedmont 


1 44 


Pierce City 


157, 1 58 


Pierpont 


50 


Pilot Grove 


48 


rilot KnoD 


1 44 


Pine Lawn 


85 


Pineville 




Pinhook 


1 49 


Plato 


1 42 


riatte Lity 


1 2 


Platte Woods 


1 4 


Plattsburg 


8 


Pleasant Hill 


33, 34 


Pleasant Hope 


1 28 


Pleasant Valley 


1 7 


Plevna 


4 


Pocahontas 


1 46 


rOI IOCK 




Polo 


o 
O 


Pomona 


1 54 


Pontiac 


1 55 


Poplar Bluff 


152, 153 


Portage Des Sioux 


65 


Portageville 


1 49 


Potosi 


118, 1 44 


Powersville 


3 


Prairie Home 


50 


Prathersvi 1 le 


JO 


Preston 


1 25 


Pri nceton 


o 


Purcell 


1 27 


Purdin 


7 


Purdy 


I JO 


Puxico 


1 51 


Queen City 


4 


Quitman 


i 
i 


Qulin 




t? ^ nnn 1 nn 

WcX 1 IUU 1 LM 1 


1 7 


Ravanna 


3 


Ravenwood 


1 


Raymondville 


142 


Ray mo re 


37, 55, 56 


Raytown 


27-29, 35 



Municipality House District 



Rayville 


39 


Rea 


9 


Redings Mill 


161 


Reeds 


127 


Reeds Spring 


138 


Renick 


47 


Rensselaer 


40 


Republic 130,133,138 


Revere 


4 


Rhineland 


42 


Richards 


126 


Rich Hill 


1 26 


Richland 


121, 123 


Richmond 


39 


Richmond Height! 


5 83, 87 


Ridgely 


12 


Ridgeway 


2 


Risco 


149 


Ritchey 


1 59 


River Bend 


20 


Riverside 


14 


Riverview 


66 


Riverview Estates 


56 


Rives 


150 


Rocheport 


47 


Rockaway Beach 


1 56 


Rock Hill 


83 


Rock Port 


1 


Rockville 


126 


Rogersville 


137 


Rolla 


62, 121 


Roscoe 


125 


Rosebud 


62 


Rosendale 


9 


Roth vi lie 


39 


Rush Hill 


43 


Rushville 


11 


Russellville 


59 


Rutledge 


4 


Saddlebrooke 139, 140, 156 


Saginaw 


160 


St. Ann 


72, 73 


St. Charles 65,70,105,106 


St. Clair 


119 


St. Clement 


40 


St. Cloud 


120 


Ste. Genevieve 


116 


St. Elizabeth 


62 


St. Francisville 


4 


St. George 


93 


St. James 


120 


St. John 


72, 85 


St. Joseph 


9-11 


St. Louis 66, 76-84, 91, 93 


St. Martins 


59 


St. Mary 


116 


St. Paul 


64, 1 07 


St. Peters 


64, 103-107 


St. Robert 


122 


St. Thomas 


62 


Salem 


143 


Salisbury 


39 



Municipality House District 



Sappington 


92, 96 


Sarcoxie 


127 


Savannah 


9 


Schell City 


126 


Scotsdale 


111 


Scott City 


148 


Sedalia 


48, 52 


Sedgewickville 


145 


Seligman 


158 


Senath 


150 


Seneca 


159 


Seymour 


141 


Shelbina 


5 


Shelbyville 


5 


Sheldon 


126 


Shell Knob 


138, 158 


Sheridan 


1 


Shoal Creek Drive 


161 


Shoal Creek Estates 


161 


Shrewsbury 


91 


Sibley 


20 


Sikeston 


148, 149 


Silex 


41 


Silver Creek 


160, 161 


Skidmore 


1 


Slater 


48 


Smithton 


48 


Smithville 


12 


South Fork 


154 


South Gifford 


6 


South Gorin 


4 


South Greenfield 


127 


South Lineville 


3 


Southwest City 


159 


Spanish Lake 


66, 67 


Sparta 


140 


Spickard 


7 


Spokane 


139 


Springfield 130-137,139 


Stanberry 


2 


Stark City 


159 


Steele 


150 


Steelville 


120 


Stella 


159 


Stewarts vi lie 


2 


Stockton 


128 


Stotesbury 


126 


Stotts City 


157 


Stoutland 


123 


Stoutsville 


40 


Stover 


58 


Strafford 


137 


Strasburg 


33 


Sturgeon 


44 


Sugar Creek 


19, 20 


Sullivan 


119, 120 


Summersville 


142, 143 


Sumner 


39 


Sundown 


155 


Sunrise Beach 


58, 124 


Sunset Hills 


90, 96 


Sweet Springs 


51 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — STATE HOUSE DISTRICTS 



217 



Municipality House District 



Sycamore Hills 85 

Syracuse 58 

Tallapoosa 149 

Taneyville 155 

Taos 59 

Tarkio 1 

Tarrants 40 

Terre du Lac 1 1 7 

Thayer 143 

Theodosia 155 

ThomasviHe 143 

Three Creeks 42 

Tightwad 57 

Tina 39 

Tindall 7 

Tipton 58 
Town and Country 88, 89, 100 

Tracy 1 1 

Trenton 7 

Trimble 8 

Triplett 39 

Troy 41 

Truesdale 42 

Truxton 41 

Turney 8 

Tuscumbia 124 

Twin Oaks 99 

Umber View Heights 127 

Union 109 

Union Star 2 

Unionville 3 

Unity Village 30 

University City 86-88 

Uplands Park 85 

Urbana 129 

Urich 57 

Utica 7 

Valley Park 99 

Van Buren 153 

Vandalia 43 



Municipality House District 



Vandi ver 


A1 


Vanduser 


1 c;i 
I D I 


Velda City 


85 


Velda Village Hills 


85 


Verona 


157 


Versailles 


58 


Viburnum 


144 


Vienna 


62 


Village of Four Seasons 124 


Villa Pirlrro 

vina KIQge 


1 HQ 


Vinita Park 


or pc 
OJ, OO 


\/inita Tprrarp 
villi id l C;l l dL-C 


86 


Vista 


1 25 


Waco 


1 27 


Walkpr 

V V dl IS. CI 


1 26 


\A/almit [~!ro\/p 

VVdIIIUl VJIUVC 


1 30 


\A/arrloll 

vvaraei i 


1 AQ 


\ A/a rr\c\/\ 1 lo 

vvarusvi i le 


Dy 


Warren sburg 


51 54 


Warrenton 


42 


Warsaw 


125 


Warson Woods 


87, 90 


Washburn 


158 


Washington 


61, 109 


Wasola 


155 


Watson 


1 


Waverly 


53 


Wayland 


4 


Waynesville 


122 


Weatherby 


2 


Weatherby Lake 


13 


Weaubleau 


125 


Webb City 


162, 163 


Webster Groves 


83, 90, 91 


Weingarten 


116 


Weldon Spring 70,102,103 


Weldon Spring Hei| 


?hts 1 02 


Wellington 


53 


Wellston 


86 


Wellsville 


42 



Municipality House District 



Wentworth 


160 


Wentzville 63,64,107,108 


\A/pct Alton 
V V eSL r\l LOI 1 


65 


Westboro 




\A/pct 1 ino 
V V CSl LI 1 IC 


56 


VVcblUl 1 


1 1 


\A/pctr»h a 1 i a 
VVcaLUI Idl Id 


62 


west riains 


1 KA 


\A/oct Qiilliwan 

vvesL ju i 1 1 var i 


120 


Westwood 


Q Q 
OO 


XA/hpatlanr! 

V V 1 ICdlldl IU 


1 25 


v v r leaior i 


1 58 


\A/hpp 1 1 ncj 

V V 1 ICC 1 1 1 1 el 


7 


\A/hitpman APR 

vviiiLeiiiari ArD 


52 


\ A/h itoc i rid 

vvniiesiGe 


41 


W h i te wate r 


1 46 


\A/i ll-ii it- ParU 

vviiDur rarK 


Q9 


Wi Idwood 


qr 1 ni 1 1 n 


Willarrl 
V V 1 1 Idl U 


1 30 


Wi 1 1 iamsvi 1 le 


1 53 


Willow Springs 


1 54 


vviisori ^_uy 


1 48 


Wi nchester 


1 nn 
I uu 


Windsor 


54 


Wi ndsor 


D / 


Windsor Place 


A9. 
40 


vv i niieio 


C.A 
04 


Wi n igan 


3 


Wi nona 


1 43 


Winston 


2 


Wood Heights 


39 


\A/nnrlcnn Tprrarp 

V V VJV J J 1 1 1 CI 1 dLC 


73 85 


Wooldridge 


47 


Worth 


1 


Wortham 


117 


Worth in gton 


3 


Wright City 


63 


Wyaconda 


4 


Wyatt 


148 


Zalma 


145 



218 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Legislative historical data 

Officers— Missouri Senate and House, 1820-2013 



Session 


President Pro Tern 
of Senate 


Secretary of Senate 


Speaker of House 


Chief Clerk of 
House 


1 — 1 820 


Silas Bent 


Jno. S. Brickey 


James Caldwell 


John McArthur 


1 82 1 a 


Isadore Moore 


Arthur Nelson 


Hy. S. Geyer 


Thompson Douglas 


2 — 1 822 


Benj. Emmons 


Bernard O. Neill 


Hy. S. Geyer 


Thompson Douglas 


3—1 824 


William Biggs 
A.J. Williams 


William G. Pettus 


Hy. S. Geyer 


Thompson Douglas 


4—1 826 


Felix Scott 


J.S. Langham 


Alex. Stuart 


Sam'l C. Owen 


5—1 828 


Geo F. Bollinger 


Wm. Wright 


John Thornton 


Jas. H. Birch 


1829 a 


Geo F. Bollinger 


Wm. Wright 


John Thornton 


Jas. H. Birch 


6—1830 


N.S. Burkhartt 


Jas. H. Birch 


John Thornton 


Sam'l C. Owen 


7—1 832 


John Miller 


Henry Schurlds 


Thos. Reynolds 


Alb. G. Harrison 


8—1834 


Daniel Ashby 


Wm. B. Napton 


John Jameison 


Jas. B. Bowling 


9 — 1836 


Daniel Ashby 


Jos. B. Wells 


John Jameison 


Thos. C. Burch 


10 — 1 838 


Abraham Hunter 


Jas. L. Minor 


Thos. H. Harvey 


M.V. Harrison 


11—1 840 


Owen Rawlins 


Jas. S. Watson 


Sterling Price 


Wm. Gilpin 


12—1 842 


Owen Rawlins 


Hampton L. Boone 


Sterling Price 


Jas. S. Watson 


13 — 1 844 


Robt. E. Acock 


W. Claude Jones 


Claib F. Jackson 


Wm. Gilpin 


14 — 1 846 


Ay res Hudspeth 


Ephraim B. Ewing 


Claib F. Jackson 


Benj. F. Massey 


15—1 848 


Ay res Hudspeth 


Jas. H. Britton 


Alex. M. Robinson 


Benj. F. Massey 


16—1850 


Ayres Hudspeth 


Wm. G. Minor 
Richard R. Rees b 


Nath. W. Watkins 


Geo. W. Huston 


1 7—1 852 


Extra (no record) 


Math. W. Irwin 


Reuben Shelby 


Geo. W. Huston 


1 7—1 852 


Regular (no record) 


W.D. McCracken c 


Reuben Shelby 


Geo. W. Huston 


18—1854 


Owen Rawlins 


W.D. McCracken 


Wm. Newland 


Sam'l A. Lowe 


1855 a 


Walter B. Morris 


W.D. McCracken 


Wm. Newland 


Sam'l A. Lowe 


19—1856 


Jno. D. Stevenson 


W.D. McCracken 


Robt. C. Harrison 


Jas. H. Britton 


1857 a 


Jno. D. Stevenson 


Benj. F. Hesser 


James Chiles 


Wm. S. Moseley 


20—1858 


Thos. S. Richardson 


Warwick Hough 


John T. Coffee 


Wm. S. Moseley 


1859 a 


B.J. Brown 


Warwick Hough 


John T. Coffee 


Wm. S. Moseley 


1860 a 


B.J. Brown 


Warwick Hough 


Christian Kribben 


Wm. S. Moseley 


21—1860 


B.J. Brown 


Warwick Hough 


John McAffee 


Thos. H. Murray 


1861 a 




Nath. C. Claiborne d 


John McAffee 


Thos. H. Murray 


1861 e 


Miles Vernon 


John T. Crisp 


John McAfee 


Thos. H. Murray 


22—1862 


A.C. Marvin 


I.V. Pratt 


L.C. Marvin 


Walter C. Gantt 


1863 a 


A.C. Marvin 


I.V. Pratt 


L.C. Marvin 


Walter C. Gantt 


23—1864 


Geo. R. Smith 


T.J.C. Fagg 


Walter L. Lovelace 


Dam M. Draper 


1865 a 


Jewett Norris 


T.J.C. Fagg 


Andrew J. Harlan 


Dam M. Draper 


24—1867 


David Bonham 


David P. Dyer 


Andrew J. Harlan 


N.T. Doane 


1868 a 


David Bonham 


David P. Dyer 


Andrew J. Harlan 


J.C.S. Colby 


25—1869 


S.W. Headlee 


Geo. A. Moser 


John C. Orrick 


J.C.S. Colby 


1870 a 


S.W. Headlee 


Geo. A. Moser 


John C. Orrick 


J.C.S. Colby 


26—1871 


Louis Gottschalk 


Jno. W. Hendricks 


Robt. P.C. Wilson 


David A. Sutton 


1871 a 


Louis Gottschalk 


Jno. W. Hendricks 


Robt. P.C. Wilson 


David A. Sutton 


1872 a 


Louis Gottschalk 


Jno. W. Hendricks 


Robt. P.C. Wilson 


David A. Sutton 


1872 a 


Louis Gottschalk 


Jno. W. Hendricks 


Robt. P.C. Wilson 


David A. Sutton 


27—1873 


Thos. Essex 


Benj. F. Wallace 


Mortimer Mcllhaney 


John T. Pratt 


1874 a 


Thos. Essex 


Benj. F. Wallace 


Mortimer Mcllhaney 


John T. Pratt 


28—1875 


Th. J.O. Morrison 


W.W. Protsman 


Banton G. Boone 


V.M. Hobbs 


29—1877 


Th. J.O. Morrison 


Daniel Able 


John F. Williams 


Geo. W. Frame 


30—1879 


Mich. H. Phelan 


W.Y. Pemberton 


J. Edwin Belch 


W.S. Seymour 


31—1881 


Th. J.O. Morrison 


Francis C. Nesbit 


Thos. P. Bashaw 


J.H. Hawley 


1882 a 


Th. J.O. Morrison 


Francis C. Nesbit 


Thos. P. Bashaw 


Jno. A. Hannay 


32—1883 


Th. J.O. Morrison 


Francis C. Nesbit 


Jos. F. Richardson 


Jno. A. Hannay 


33—1885 


Alb. H. Edwards 


Francis C. Nesbit 


John M. Wood 


W.P. Bentley 


34—1887 


David A. Ball 


Ashley S. Coker 


J.W. Alexander 


T.C. Hornbuckle 


1887 a 


David A. Ball 


Ashley S. Coker 


J.W. Alexander 


T.C. Hornbuckle 


35—1889 


H.W. Johnson 


Henry L. Gray 


Jos. J. Russell 


Caleb G. Yate 


36—1 891 


N.B. Anderson 


Henry L. Gray 


Wilbur F. Tuttle 


Abner S. Smith 


1892 a 


N.B. Anderson 


Henry L. Gray 


Wilbur F. Tuttle 


Abner S. Smith 


37—1 893 


James W. Sebree 


Cornelius Roach 


Thos. W. Mabrey 


John W. Jacks 


38—1895 


G.T. Dunn 


Cornelius Roach 


B.F. Russell 


Albert Griffin 


1895 a 


G.T. Dunn 


Cornelius Roach 


B.F. Russell 


Albert Griffin 


39—1 897 


Chas. E. Peers 


Cornelius Roach 


John W. Farris 


Chas. W. Green 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — LEGISLATIVE HISTORICAL LISTING 219 



Session 


President Pro Tern 


Secretary of Senate 


Speaker of House 


i^nieT i^ier k ot 




of Spnatp 


H011S6 


40 1 899 


W.S. McClintic 


Cornelius Roach 


Wm. J. Ward 


H W Newman 


41 -| 901 


Frank H Farris 


Cornelius Roach 


J.H. Whitecotton 


Jos. S. Tall 


42 1 go3 


Thos. L. Rubey 


Cornelius Roach 


1 l-l \A/hitd(~r>ttnn 
J . n . V V 1 1 1 IfcrC-UUUI 1 


Ioq <s T^ll 
JUb. O. 1 all 


43 1 go5 


Fmmptt R Fi<=>lrlc 
Lllllllfcrll D. rifcMUb 


Cornelius Roach 


D^virl W Hill 
udv iu v v . n 1 1 1 


Rpn P Pi iccpM 

Dtrll r. IxUbbtMl 


44 1 go7 


Frank SA. N4cDavid 


Cornelius Roach 


1 KA AtLnncrm 
J ./VI. /AllxlllbUII 


Frank L. Dawson 


1 907 a 




Cornelius Roach 


J M Atkinson 




45 1 go9 


GVV Humphrey ~ 


R.S. McClintic 


A If rc±r\ A ^n*=»*=»r 
AAllltrU r\. optrtrl 


W C Goshorn 


45 1 gi 1 


F.W. McAllister 


R.S. McClintic 




1 KpIIv Pnnl 
j. ixtMiy ruui 


47 1 gi 3 




R.L. Daniels 


James H. Hull 




48 1 gi 5 


Carter M Buford 


W A Norman 


James P. Boyd 


R.E.L. Marrs 


49 1 91 7 


John F N4orton 


Doc Brydon 


Drake Watson 


R.E.L. Marrs 


50 1 91 9 


Walter C Goodson 


Ix. L. L. /Vldl 1 b 


c p D'Fallnn 
o.r. w rdi iui 1 


vv.vj. I\l LL.I lei 1 


1 91 ga 


Walter C Goodson 


Ix. L. L. (Vldl 1 b 


c p O'Fallnn 
o.r. w rdi iui 1 


Vv.VJ. IXIKJItMl 


51 1 921 


Howard Gray 


A.S. Zellweger 


c p D'Fallnn 
o.r. yj rdi iui 1 


J. Fent Chapin 


1 921 f 




A.S. Zellweger 


S.F. O'Fallon 


J. Fent Chapin 


52 1 923 


Wm R Painter 


R.E.L. Marrs 




William Hicks 


53 1 925 


Wm R Painter 


R.E.L. Marrs 


Jones ri . rarker 


Wm. M. Turbett 


54 1 927 




R.E.L. Marrs 


E.H. Winter 


\/j r |_| Cr.pp 

VIC n . LbbtM 1 


55 1 929 


/VI. b. L-SSGy 


R.E.L. Marrs 


Jones H. Parker 


\/j r LJ Cr.pp 

vie n . cbbtri 1 


55 1 931 


Lon S Haymes 


R.E.L. Marrs 


Eugene W Nelson 


Jos L Kennedy 


57 1 933 


N4ichael Kinney 


R F 1 Marrs 

Ix. L. L. ivldl 1 b 


Willie: H K/W^rlith 
vvinib n. /vitfi tfuiui 


Jos. A. Bauer 


1 933 a 


N4ichael Kinney 


R F 1 MarrQ 

Ix. L. L. /Vldl 1 b 


Willie l-l M^rprlith 
Willis rn. / vitr 1 tru 1 Li 1 


Jos. A. Bauer 


58 1 935 


Phil KA RnnnplK/ 

1 fill /VI. LVUIIIIfcMly 


R F 1 Marrs 

Ix. L. L. ivldl 1 b 


John G. Christy 


Jos. A. Bauer 


59 1 937 


Albert M. Clark 


R.E.L. Marrs 


John G. Christy 


Jos. A. Bauer 


50 1 939 


Joseph H. Brogan 


R.E.L. Marrs 


John G. Christy 


Jos. A. Bauer 


1 940 a 


Phil M. Donnelly 


R.E.L. Marrs 


John G. Christy 


Jos. A. Bauer 


51 1 941 


Frank P. Brings 


R.E.L. Marrs 




Jos. A. Bauer 


1 941 a 


Frank P. Brings 


R.E.L. Marrs 


Morris E Osborn 


Jos. A. Bauer 


52 1 943 


Frank P Briggs 


R.E.L. Marrs 


Howard Elliott 


Leonard F Newton 


1 944 a 


Frank P. Brings 


R F 1 MarrQ 

Ix. L. L. ivldl 1 b 


Howard Elliott 


Leonard F. Newton 


53 1 945 


KA r M^tthpQ 
(VI. v-. /VldLLIItrb 


Kirk Jones 


Howard Elliott 


Herold D. Condray 


54 1 947 


IVI. v-. /VldLLIItrb 


Rn\/ n Miliar 
rxUV \-J . /VHIItrl 


N4urray E. Thompson 


Curtis J. Tindel 


65—1949 


E.W. Allison 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Roy Hamlin 


J.S. Wallace 


55 1 951 


William M. Quinn 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Roy Hamlin 


Ray Fordham 


57 1953 


Michael Kinney 


Joseph A. Bauer 


L.A. Vonderschm idt 


W.D. Cruce 


1953 a 


Michael Kinney 


Joseph A. Bauer 


L.A. Vonderschm idt 


W.D. Cruce 


1954 a 


Michael Kinney 


Joseph A. Bauer 


L.A. Vonderschm idt 
Richard M Webster 8 


W.D. Cruce 


58 1 955 


Edward V Long 


josepn /\. oauer 




Austin Hill 


59 1 957 


Floyd R Gibson 


Joseph A Bauer 


Roy Hamlin 


Austin Hill 


1 957 a 


Floyd R. Gibson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Roy Hamlin 


A 1 icti n Hill 

/AUbu 11 rn 1 1 1 


1 958 a 


Floyd R. Gibson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Roy Hamlin 


A 1 icti n Hill 
/AUbLi 11 rn 1 1 1 


70 1 959 


Floyd R. Gibson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Richard H. Ichord 


Austin Hill 
/AUbLi 11 rn 1 1 1 


1 950 a 


Floyd R. Gibson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Richard H. Ichord 


Austin Hill 


71 1 951 


Alhf=»rt KA ^nr^rllincr Ir 
AlUcI I IVI. -Dpi all 1 1 1 'K J 1 * 


Joseph A. Bauer 




Agnes Moore 


72 1 953 


Alhf=»rt KA ^nr^irllinCT Ir 
AlUcI I IVI. -Dpi aU 1 1 1 J 1 . 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Thomas D Graham 


Agnes Moore 


73 1 955 


John W Joynt 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Thomas D Graham 


Agnes Moore 


1 955a 


John W Joynt 


Joseph A. Bauer 


Thomas D Graham 


Agnes Moore 


74 1 957 


John W Joynt 


Joseph A Bauer 


James E Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


1968 a 


John W. Joynt 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


1 968 a 


John W. Joynt 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


75 1 959 


Earl R. Blackwell 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


1 969 a 


Earl R. Blackwell 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


1970 a 


Earl R. Blackwell 
J.F. Patterson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes Moore 


1 970 a 


J.F. Patterson 


josepn /\. oauer 


James t. Ljootrey 


A 

/\gnes /vioore 


1 970 a 


J.F. Patterson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes N4oore 


75 1 971 


J.F. Patterson 


Joseph A. Bauer 


James E. Godfrey 


Agnes N4oore 


1 972 a 


J.F. Patterson 




James E. Godfrey 


Agnes N4oore 


77 1 973 


William J Cason 


Vinita E Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes N4oore 


1 973a 


William J Cason 


Vinita E Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes N4oore 


1 974 


William J Cason 


\/inita E Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes N4oore 


1974 a 


William J. Cason 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes Moore 


78—1975 


William J. Cason 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes Moore 


1975 a 


William J. Cason 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes Moore 


1976 


William J. Cason 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Richard J. Rabbitt 


Agnes Moore 



220 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Session 


President Pro Tern 
of Spnatp 


Secretary of Senate 


Speaker of House 


i^nieT i^ier k ot 
House 


79 i 977 


Nlorman L N4errell 


Vinita E Ramsey 


Kenneth J Rothman 


Dwight Fine 


1977a 


Norman L Merrell 


X/inita E Ramsey 


Kenneth J Rothman 


Dwight Fine 


1 978 


Nlorrricin L. N4errell 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Kenneth J. Rothman 


Dwight Fine 


3Q 1 979 


Norrricin L. Merrell 


X/inita E. Ramsey 


Kenneth J. Rothman 


Dwight Fine 


1 979 a 


Norrricin L. N4errell 


Vinita E. Ramsey 


Kenneth J. Rothman 


Dwight Fine 


1 980 


Norman L Merrell 








1 980 a 




Vinita E RamsT 


Kenneth J Rothman 


Dw^ht Fine 


31 1 931 


Norman L Merrell 


Vinita E Ramse V 


Bob F. Griffin 


LJougias Durnett 


1 931 a 


Norman L Merrell 


Vinita E Ramsey 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 932 


Norman L h/lerrell 


Vinita E Ramsey 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 932a 


Nlorman L N4errell 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


32 1 933 


Inhn F ^/-ntt 
JUIIII C. OL.UU 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Hriffin 
duu r. vj 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


1 934 


Inhn F <\i~ntt 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Hriffin 
duu r. vj 1 11 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


1 984 a 


Inhn F <\i~ntt 
JUIIII C. OL.ULL 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Hriffin 
duu r. v 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


33 1 935 


Inhn F Srntt 

JUI III L.. DK^yJll 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 935 


Inhn F Srntt 

JUI III L. OCUll 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


34 1 937 


Inhn F Srntt 

JUI III L.. DK^yJll 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 933 


Inhn F Srntt 

JUI III L. OCUll 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


35 1 939 




Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 990 


James L N4athewson 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


35 1 ggi 


James L. N4athewson 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Hriffin 
duu r. vj 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


1 992 


James L. N4athewson 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Oiffin 
duu r. vj 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


37 1 993 


James L. N4athewson 


Terry Spieler 


Rnh F Oiffin 
duu r. vj 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 


Douglas Burnett 


1 993a 




Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 994 


lames L Mathewson 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 994a 


lames L Mathewson 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


33 1 gg5 


lames L Mathewson 


Terry Spieler 


Bob F. Griffin 


Douglas Burnett 


1 995 


James L Mathewson 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw' 


Anne C Walker 


1 996 


James L N4athewson 


Terry Spieler 


$teve Gaw 


Anne C Walker 


3g 1 gg7 


Rill Mrk"pnn3 

Dill /VlL,l\fc:l II Id 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw 


Anne C. Walker 


1 997) 


Rill Mrk'pnnp 
dim /vicrvci 11 id 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw 


Anne C. Walker 


1 gg3 


Rill Mrk"pnnp 
Dill /VlL.I\fc:l II Id 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw 


Anne C. Walker 


go 1 ggg 


FH Onirk 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw 


Anne C Walker 


2000 


Frl Onirk 


Terry Spieler 


Steve Gaw 


Anne C Walker 


gi 2001 


Peter Kinder 


Terry Spieler 




TpH M/pHpI 

1 t:U V V ctlcl 


2001 a 


Peter Kinder 


Terry Spieler 


lim Kreider 


TpH WpHpI 

1 t:U V V ctlcl 


2002 


Peter Kinder 


Terry Spieler 


Jim Kreider 


TpH WpHpI 

1 t:U V V ctlcl 


g2 2003 


Peter Kinder 


Terry Spieler 


Catherine Hanaway 


Stephen Davis 


2004 


Peter Kinder 


Terry Spieler 


Catherine Hanaway 


Stephen Davis 


g3 2005 


N4ichael Gibbons 


Terry Spieler 


Pnrl Ipttnn 
I\UU JfcrllUll 


Stephen Davis 


2006 


N4ichael Gibbons 


Terry Spieler 


Pnrl Ipttnn 
r\UU JtrllUll 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


g4 2007 


N4ichael Gibbons 


Terry Spieler 


Pnrl Ipttnn 
r\UU JtrllUll 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


2008 




Terry Spieler 


Rod Jetton 




95 — 2009 


Charl ie Shields 


Terry Spieler 


Ron Richard 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


2010 


Charlie Shields 


Terry Spieler 


Ron Richard 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


96—201 1 


Robert N. Mayer 


Terry Spieler 


Steven Til ley 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


2012 


Robert N. Mayer 


Terry Spieler 


Steven Til ley 


D. Adam Crumbliss 


97—2013 


Tom Dempsey 


Terry Spieler 


Tim Jones 


D. Adam Crumbliss 



"Indicates extra sessions. 
b Elected to replace Minor (deceased). 
c Elected to replace Irwin (resigned). 
d Elected to replace Hough (resigned). 

Recession legislature first met at Neosho and then at Cassville. 

Two extra sessions were held in 1 921 . 

^Elected to replace Vonderschmidt (deceased). 

h Elected to replace Blackwell. 

'Elected to replace Griffin (resigned). 

'Two extra sessions were held in 1997. 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH- 



J oint 
Legislative 
Committees 



Joint Committee on 
Administrative Rules 

Room B-8, State Capitol 
Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 522-7980 
www.senate.mo.gov/jcar 

The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules 
(JCAR) was created in 1975 and is a permanent 
joint committee of the General Assembly as 
provided in Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of 
Missouri. The Committee is comprised of five 
members of the Senate and five members of 
the House. In order to provide continuity in the 
operation of the committee, the statute authoriz- 
ing the committee provides the appointment 
of each member shall continue during his or 
her term of office as a member of the General 
Assembly. 

The Senate members are appointed by the 
president pro tern of the Senate, while the repre- 
sentatives are appointed by the House speaker. 
No more than three members from each cham- 
ber may be of the same political party. 

Under state law, the Joint Committee on 
Administrative Rules is to continuously monitor 
and review both proposed and existing rules 
promulgated by the various executive branch 
departments and divisions of state government. 
Citizens or interested organizations who have 
concerns about rules issued by state agencies 
can contact the committee with their concerns. 
In its review the committee is authorized to hold 
public hearings and review rules in question. 
Actions taken by the committee on rules and 
regulations of state agencies must be ratified by 
the full General Assembly through a concurrent 
resolution, which then must be signed by the 
governor. The goal of the Committee on Admin- 
istrative Rules is to ensure a state agency does 
not exceed its statutory authority and that the 
agencies effectively accomplish their missions 
as mandated by the statutes. 

The members of the committee are: Senators 
Schmitt, Dixon, Wallingford, LeVota, Sifton. 
Representatives Barnes, Burlison, Richardson, 
Colona, Mitten. 



- JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES 221 
Joint Committee on Capital 
Improvements and Leases Oversight 

Telephone: (573) 522-7984 

www.senate.mo.gov/05info/comm/statutory/jcci.htm 

The Joint Committee on Capital Improve- 
ments and Leases Oversight is a statutory com- 
mittee. The duties of the committee are set 
forth in Sections 21.530-21.537, RSMo. The 
committee is composed of ten members of 
the General Assembly; five members from the 
Senate Appropriations Committee and five 
members from the House of Representatives 
Budget Committee. 

The committee reviews all information 
concerning capital improvement budgets and 
appropriations and monitors all leases and pro- 
posed leases to determine if the projects are 
in compliance with the intent of the General 
Assembly. 

Members are: Senators Schaefer, Pearce, 
Silvey, Curls, Walsh. Representatives Parkinson, 
Ross, Stream, Kelly, LaFaver. 

Joint Committee on Child Abuse 
and Neglect 

www.senate.mo.gov 1 3info/comm/ statutory /jccn. htm 

The Joint Committee on Child Abuse and 
Neglect is a statutory committee of the General 
Assembly. It is composed of seven members 
of the house of representatives, appointed by 
the speaker and the minority floor leader of the 
house of representatives; and seven members of 
the senate, appointed by the president pro tern 
and the minority floor leader of the senate. The 
duties of the committee are set forth in Section 
21.771, RSMo. 

Members are: Senators Schaefer, Dixon, 
Nieves, Schaaf, Curls, Justus, Keaveny. Repre- 
sentatives Lant, Barnes, Franklin, Haefner, May, 
Kirkton, Ellinger. 

Joint Committee on Corrections 

www. senate, mo. gov/1 3 in fo/comm/sta tutory/jccr. h tm 

The Joint Committee on Corrections is a 
permanent, statutory committee of the General 
Assembly. It is composed of six members of 
the House of Representatives, appointed by the 
speaker, and six members of the Senate, appoint- 
ed by the president pro tern. The duties of the 
committee are set forth in Section 21 .455, RSMo. 

Members are: Senators Kehoe, Lager, 
Wasson, Curls, LeVota, Nasheed. Represen- 
tatives Fitzwater, Rhoads, Scharnhorst, Black, 
Ellington, Hubbard. 



222 OFFICIAL MANUAL 



Joint Committee on Education 

Room 502, State Capitol 
Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 522-7987 

www.senate.nio.gov/13info/conini/statutory/jced.htm 

The Joint Committee on Education was cre- 
ated in 2004 and is a statutory committee of 
the General Assembly. It is composed of seven 
members of the Senate and seven members of 
the House. The committee meets to review and 
monitor the progress of education in the state's 
public schools; Receive reports from the com- 
missioner of education concerning the public 
schools; Conduct a study and analysis of the 
public school system; Make recommendations 
to the general assembly for legislative action; 
and Conduct an in-depth study concerning all 
issues relating to the equity and adequacy of the 
distribution of state school aid, teachers' sala- 
ries, funding for school buildings, and overall 
funding levels for schools and any other educa- 
tion funding-related issues the committee deems 
relevant. Duties of the committee are set forth in 
Section 160.254 RSMo. 

Members are: Senators Pearce, Nieves, 
Rupp, Romine, Schaefer, Holsman, Nasheed. 
Representatives Lair, Cookson, Hicks, Thomson, 
Anders, Montecillo, Mims. 

Joint Committee on Gaming and 
Wagering 

www. senate.mo.gov/ 1 3info/comm/statutory/jcgw.htm 

The Joint Committee on Gaming and 
Wagering was created as a permanent com- 
mittee of the General Assembly in 1988. It is 
composed of five members of the Senate and 
five members of the House. The committee 
is responsible for, but not limited to, legisla- 
tive review of all state authorized gaming and 
wagering activities including proposed consti- 
tutional and statutory changes or other pertinent 
information that may affect the integrity of these 
activities. The committee is authorized to meet 
and act year round, employ the necessary per- 
sonnel within the limits of appropriations and 
to report its findings annually to the general 
assembly. Duties of the committee are set forth 
in Section 313.001 RSMo. 

Members are: Senators Dempsey, Rupp. 
Representatives Jones (50th), Torpey, Zerr, 
Kratky, English. 

Joint Committee on Government 
Accountability 

www.senate.mo.gov/13info/comm/statutory/jcga.htm 

The Joint Committee on Government Acc- 
ountability was created in 2004 by HB 1 599. It is 
composed of seven members each of the House 
and the Senate. The bill requires continuing stud- 



ies and analysis of state government; the deter- 
mination of the appropriate methods to obtain 
relevant data at least biennially from each state 
entity in regard to its function, duties, and per- 
formance; and recommendations on any needed 
changes to statutory law, rules, or policies. 

Members are: Senators Emery, Kraus, 
Schaefer. Representatives Crawford, Curtman, 
Engler, Flanigan, Mayfield, Rizzo, Gray. 

Joint Committee on Legislative 
Research 

Research Division 

Room 1 17 -A State Capitol 

Jefferson City 65101 

Telephone: (573) 751-4223 

www.moga.mo.gov/legres/legreshome.htm 

The Committee on Legislative Research is a 
permanent joint committee as provided by 
Section 35 of Article III of the Missouri Consti- 
tution. 

The committee is composed of 20 members 
of the General Assembly, with 10 members 
appointed by the leaders of each chamber. No 
major party may have more than six members 
appointed as members from either chamber. 

The committee is directed by statute to 
provide a variety of services for the General 
Assembly and its members. The committee's 
offices and staff are divided into two divisions, 
a Research Division and an Oversight Division. 
The committee itself is not a policy making 
group and formulates no legislative program. 
Its staff renders only such technical and profes- 
sional assistance as may be requested by the 
General Assembly or any of its members, or as 
required by statute. 

The Research Division provides bill draft- 
ing assistance, prepares concurrent and cour- 
tesy resolutions, operates a legislative refer- 
ence library and publishes the Revised Statutes 
of Missouri and subsequent supplements, and 
Session Laws of Missouri. 

Bills are drawn at the request of any mem- 
ber of the General Assembly but the fact that a 
bill has been drafted by a member of the staff 
does not carry with it the endorsement of the 
Committee on Legislative Research. All bill 
requests are treated confidentially by the bill 
drafter and without comment or criticism of the 
subject matter. 

One need of state government is a modern 
legislative reference library. The library main- 
tained by the Committee on Legislative Research 
continuously acquires books, pamphlets, peri- 
odicals and reports and the staff works closely 
with the staff of the Missouri State Library and 
the Supreme Court Library. 



LEGISLATIVE BRANCH — 



JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES 223 



Through its acquisitions, exchanges and 
loans with other libraries, the legislative library 
provides much of the material requested by 
members of the General Assembly for the analy- 
sis of public questions and provides a research 
tool for bill drafting and research services. 

Courtesy resolutions continue to be of 
great importance to members of the General 
Assembly. More than 600 per month are pre- 
pared by the resolution-writers for a variety of 
observances. 

The Oversight Division is supervised by a 
subcommittee of the Committee on Legislative 
Research. The Oversight Division is responsible 
for preparing fiscal notes on all bills pending 
before the General Assembly with the exception 
of appropriation bills. Fiscal notes must state the 
cost of the proposed legislation to the state for 
the next two fiscal years; whether the proposal 
would establish a program or agency which 
would duplicate an existing program or agency; 
whether the provisions of the proposal were 
federally mandated; whether the proposal would 
have significant direct fiscal impact upon any 
political subdivision of the state; whether any 
new physical facilities would be required; and 
whether an impact to small businesses would be 
expected. The division prepares approximately 
3,000 fiscal notes during a regular legislative 
session. 

The Oversight Division is authorized to 
perform management and program evaluations 
of state agencies and is assigned work pursu- 
ant to a duly adopted concurrent resolution of 
the General Assembly or a resolution adopted 
by the Committee on Legislative Research. The 
division conducts the evaluations in accordance 
with government auditing standards set forth 
by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. 
The management and program evaluations of 
the division provide the General Assembly with 
important information regarding the status of 
programs they have created and the expenditure 
of funds they have authorized. 

In 2003, the Oversight Division was autho- 
rized to perform sunset reviews of any new 
program enacted into law. Each new program 
that is enacted will have a sunset date period 
of not more than six years. A program may be 
re-authorized for a period of up to twelve years. 
The committee shall issue a report to the general 
assembly with recommendations on whether 
the program should continue, be reorganized , 
sunset or consolidated within state agencies not 
under review. 

Committee members are: Senators 
Lager, Munzlinger, Parson, Schaefer, Silvey, 
Wallingford, Holsman, Keaveny, LeVota, Sifton. 
Representatives Flanigan, Allen, Hoskins, Jones, 
Parkinson, Stream, Gardner, Kelly, McDonald, 

Pierson. 



Joint Committee on Missouri's 
Promise 

The Joint Committee on Missouri's Promise 
is a statutory committee created in 2010 as part 
of HB 1965. It is composed of five members 
of the Missouri Senate and five members of the 
Missouri House of Representatives. 

The Committee is charged with the follow- 
ing: 

1. Examining issues that will impact the 
future of the state and its citizens; 

2. developing long-term strategies and plans 
for increasing the economic prosperity of the 
state and citizens; improving the health status 
of our citizens; an education system that pre- 
pares students to be successful, productive and 
prepared for global competition; and investing 
and maintaining a modern infrastructure and 
transportation system; 

3. developing long-term plans for meeting 
the goals of economic prosperity, improved 
health status, an improved education system 
and a modern infrastructure and transportation 
system; and 

4. implementing budget forecasting for the 
upcoming ten years in order to plan for the long- 
term financial soundness of the state. 

The members of the committee are: Senators 
Pearce, Dempsey, Schmitt, Justus, Keaveny. 
Representatives: Cierpiot, Haahr, Norr, Wright. 

Joint Committee on MO HealthNet 

www.senate. mo.gov/13in fo/comm/sta tutory/jcm h.htm 

The Joint Committee on MO HealthNet 
was created in 2007 and is a statutory joint 
committee under section 208.952, RSMo. 
Missouri's Medicaid program was renamed 
"MO HealthNet" and various new provisions 
pertaining to the program were adopted in that 
same year. The committee has been charged 
with the study of the resources needed to con- 
tinue and improve the MO HealthNet program 
over time. 

The committee consists of ten members of 
the general assembly, five from the Senate and 
five from House of Representatives, with no 
more than three members from each house from 
the same party. In addition, the committee shall 
consist of members from the appropriate budget 
and appropriations committees assigned to MO 
HealthNet and health related matters. 

The committee is tasked with making recom- 
mendations in a report to the general assembly 
by January first each year on anticipated growth 
in the MO HealthNet program, needed improve- 
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suggested strategies on ways to structure the 
state budget in order to satisfy the future needs 
of the program. 

Members are: Senators Brown, Schmitt, 
Schaefer, Curls, Justus. Representative Molendorp. 

Joint Committee on Public 
Employees Retirement 

Room 219-A, State Capitol 
Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 522-7990 
www.jcper. org 

The Joint Committee on Public Employees 
Retirement (JCPER) was created in 1983 and is a 
permanent joint committee as provided in Chap- 
ter 21, Revised Statutes of Missouri. 

The committee is composed of 12 members 
of the General Assembly; six appointed from the 
House of Representatives by the speaker and 
six appointed from the Senate by the president 
pro tern. No political party may be represented 
on the committee by more than three members 
from the Senate nor by more than three mem- 
bers from the House of Representatives. 

The Joint Committee on Public Employees 
Retirement is directed by statute to: 

1) make a continuing study and analysis 
of all state and local government retirement 
systems; 

2) devise a standard reporting system to 
obtain data on each public employee retirement 
system that will provide information on each 
system's financial and actuarial status at least 
biennially; 

3) determine from its study and analysis the 
need for changes in statutory law; and 

4) make any other recommendations to 
the General Assembly necessary to provide 
adequate retirement benefits to state and local 
government employees within the ability of tax- 
payers to support their future costs. 

The committee is required to meet at least 
quarterly and may subpoena witnesses or 
records and may take testimony under oath in 
matters pertaining to public employee retire- 
ment. 

Members are: Senators Kehoe, Lamping, 
Rupp, Chappelle-Nadal, Keaveny, Walsh. 
Representatives Bernskoetter, Leara, Wieland, 
Anders, Pierson, Runions. 



Joint Committee on Tax Policy 

Room 235C, State Capitol 
Jefferson City 65101 
Telephone: (573) 522-7995 
www.senate.mo.gov/taxpolicy/ 

The Joint Committee on Tax Policy is a statutory 
committee of the General Assembly. It is 
composed of five members of the Senate and 
five members of the House of Representatives. It 
is the duty of the committee to: 

1) make a continuing study and analysis of 
the current and proposed tax policy of this state; 

2) make a continuing study and review of the 
department of revenue, the department of eco- 
nomic development, the state tax commission, 
and any other state agency, commission, or state 
executive office responsible for the administra- 
tion of tax policies; 

3) study the effects of the coupling or decou- 
pling with the federal income tax code as it 
relates to the state income tax; 

4) make recommendations, as and when the 
committee deems fit, to the General Assembly 
for legislative action or to report findings and to 
the departments, commissions, and offices for 
administrative or procedural changes; 

5) study the effects of a sales tax holiday; and 

6) examine and assess the public benefit of 
any tax credit program that is the subject of an 
audit by the state auditor. 

Members are: Senators Lager, Kraus, Lamping, 
Chappelle-Nadal, Curls. Representatives Diehl, 
Haefner, Jones, Smith, Swearingen. 

Joint Committee on Transportation 
Oversight 

www.senate.mo.gov/ 1 3info/comm /statutory /jcto. htm 

The Joint Committee on Transportation Over- 
sight was created in 1998 and is a permanent, 
statutory committee of the General Assembly. It 
is composed of seven members of the House of 
Representatives, and seven members of the Sen- 
ate. The duties of the committee are set forth in 
Section 21 .795, RSMo 2002. 

Members are: Senators Kehoe, Lamping, 
Munzlinger, Wasson, Holsman, McKenna. 
Representatives Schatz, Kolkmeyer, Hoskins, 
Korman, Schieffer, May, McDonald. 



Chapter 5 

J udicial Branch 




Jackson County judges, Harry Truman in center, 1927-1928. 



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Missouri's 
J udicial System 

From its inception in 1820, Missouri state 
government constitutionally has been divided 
into three separate branches — legislative, execu- 
tive and judicial. The judicial branch's function is 
not to make the laws of the state or to adminis- 
ter them but to adjudicate the controversies that 
arise between persons and parties, to determine 
fairly and justly the guilt or innocence of persons 
charged with criminal offenses and to interpret 
the laws of the state as enacted by the legislature 
and carried out by the executive branch. 

The roots of Missouri's judicial branch reach 
back to the days when Missouri was a part of the 
Missouri Territory controlled by the French and 
Spanish. When Missouri officially was organized 
as a territory in 1812, the judicial power was 
vested in a superior court, inferior courts and jus- 
tices of the peace. The Constitution of 1820, the 
state's first constitution, placed the judicial power 
in a Supreme Court, chancery courts (later abol- 
ished by the General Assembly) and circuit and 
other courts to be established by the legislature. 

Today, Missouri has a three-tier court system. 
Article V of the constitution, as amended by Mis- 
souri voters in 1976, vests the judicial power in 
a Supreme Court, the state's highest court, with 
statewide jurisdiction; in a court of appeals con- 
sisting of districts established by the General As- 
sembly; and in a system of circuit courts that have 
original jurisdiction over all cases and matters, 
civil and criminal. 

Effective January 2, 1979, the circuit court 
system absorbed all former courts of limited juris- 
diction and became the state's single trial court. 
Cases once heard in magistrate and probate 
courts, in the St. Louis Court of Criminal Correc- 
tions, in the Hannibal and Cape Girardeau courts 
of common pleas, and in municipal and other lo- 
cal courts now are heard in appropriate divisions 
of the circuit courts. 

All the judges of these former courts have be- 
come either circuit, associate circuit or municipal 
judges. They may hear and determine different 
classes of cases within their respective circuits. A 
presiding judge, elected by the other judges in the 
circuit, has general administrative authority over 
all judicial personnel in the circuit. He or she 
may assign other judges throughout the circuit to 
relieve caseload and administrative backlogs. The 
Supreme Court and court of appeals have general 
superintending control over all courts and tribu- 



nals within their jurisdictions. Original remedial 
writs may be issued and determined at each level 
of the court system. Decisions of the Supreme 
Court are controlling in all other state courts. 

Selection of Judges 

In the first 30 years of Missouri's statehood, 
the judges of the supreme, circuit and chancery 
courts were appointed by the governor with the 
advice and consent of the Senate. After much 
public discussion, the constitution was amended 
in 1850 to provide for the popular election of 
judges, and this system remains in effect for most 
Missouri courts today. In most circuits, the judges 
are elected by the voters in partisan elections. 

In 1940, Missouri voters amended the con- 
stitution by adopting the "Nonpartisan Selection 
of Judges Court Plan," which was placed on the 
ballot by initiative petition and which provides 
for the nonpartisan (non-political) appointment 
of certain judges, rather than having them popu- 
larly elected. 

The constitution, as amended further in 
1976, provides that the Nonpartisan Court Plan 
applies in the Supreme Court, the court of ap- 
peals and the circuit courts within the city of St. 
Louis and Jackson County. In addition, voters in 
Clay, Greene, Platte and St. Louis counties have 
elected to institute the plan, and the Kansas City 
charter extends a nonpartisan selection plan to 
Kansas City municipal court judges. While all 
other judges are elected in partisan elections, 
other judicial circuits may adopt the plan on ap- 
proval by a majority of the voters in the circuit. 

Under the Missouri Plan, as it often is called 
nationally, a vacancy on a court to which the 
plan applies is filled through a nonpartisan ju- 
dicial commission of lay persons and lawyers. 
The commission selects three persons from those 
who apply, based on merit. The governor then 
appoints one of the three. A judge appointed in 
this way must stand for retention in office at the 
first general election occurring after the judge has 
been in office for 12 months. The judge's name 
is placed on a separate judicial ballot, without 
political party designation, and the voters must 
vote either for or against retention in office. The 
judge's name again is placed on the ballot for 
a retention vote at certain intervals if the judge 
wishes to serve subsequent terms. The Missouri 
Plan has served as a national model for the selec- 
tion of judges and has been adopted by a number 
of other states. 

Every supreme, appellate, circuit and associ- 
ate circuit court judge must be licensed to prac- 
tice law in Missouri. By constitutional amend- 
ment and statute, all judges must retire by age 70. 



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Supreme Court 
of Missouri 

Supreme Court Bldg. 

207 W. High St., PO Box 150, Jefferson City 65102 
Telephone: (573) 751-4144 
www. courts, mo.gov 

History and Organization 

The Supreme Court has been the state's highest 
court since 1820, when the first Missouri Constitu- 
tion was adopted. The earliest court, consisting of 
only three members, was required to hold sessions in 
four different judicial circuits in the state. At various 
times, the court sat in Boonville, Cape Girardeau, 
Fayette, Hannibal, Jackson, Lexington, St. Charles, 
St. Louis and other cities. 

The size of the Supreme Court was increased to 
five judges in 1872 and to its present size — seven 
judges — in 1890. Because of the court's increasing 
caseload, commissioners were appointed for a brief 
period in the 1880s. In 1911, the legislature autho- 
rized the court to appoint four commissioners, and 
in 1927, the number was changed to six. The com- 
missioners were required to possess the same quali- 
fications as judges of the Supreme Court. They re- 
ceived the same compensation and were appointed 
for four-year terms. The commissioners heard cases 
along with the judges, and their written opinions, if 
approved by the court, were issued as opinions of 
the court. 

Under terms of the 1970 constitutional amend- 
ment of Article V, the offices of the commissioners 
ceased to exist when the individuals holding the of- 
fices retired, resigned, died or were removed from 
office. 

In 1 890, the Supreme Court was divided into two 
divisions to permit it to handle and decide more cas- 
es in a shorter time. Under the present constitution, 
the court may sit en banc (all seven judges together) 
or in as many divisions as the court determines are 
needed. Today, cases are assigned to and decided by 
the court en banc. 

Supreme Court Jurisdiction 

Originally, the Supreme Court had only the tra- 
ditional powers to decide cases on appeal from the 
lower courts (either the circuit courts or the court of 
appeals) and to issue and determine original reme- 
dial writs, such as those in habeas corpus, manda- 
mus and prohibition. The Constitution of 1945 also 
authorized the court to establish rules for practice 
and procedure in the courts and to make temporary 
transfers of judicial personnel from court to court. 
Maintaining and updating the rules is a continuous 
process requiring substantial time. Each year, the Su- 
preme Court, through its Office of State Courts Ad- 
ministrator, transfers several hundred court person- 



nel on a temporary basis to assist other courts. This 
usually is done when a judge has been disqualified 
by the parties in a case or when a judge's docket 
has become overly crowded and the judge cannot 
handle all the cases expeditiously. 

The constitutional amendments of 1976 and 
1982 defined the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court 
more narrowly than in the past, resulting in its re- 
ceiving fewer cases on appeal and directing more 
appeals to the court of appeals. Now the Supreme 
Court has exclusive appellate jurisdiction in all 
cases involving: the validity of a treaty or statute of 
the United States or of a statute or provision of the 
Missouri Constitution, the construction of the state's 
revenue laws, the title to any state office and the 
death penalty. 

Cases do not have to fall within this area of ex- 
clusive jurisdiction, however, to reach the Supreme 
Court. The court may order cases transferred to it 
from the court of appeals if the cases involve ques- 
tions of general interest or importance, if the court 
believes the existing law should be re-examined or 
for other reasons provided by rule of the court. The 
court of appeals also may order a case transferred 
to the Supreme Court either by order of the court 
of appeals itself or by the dissent of a court of ap- 
peals judge, if that judge certifies the court of ap- 
peals opinion is contrary to previous decisions of the 
Supreme Court or of other districts of the court of 
appeals. 

In addition to its decision-making powers, the Su- 
preme Court supervises all lower courts in the state. It 
is assisted in this task by its Office of State Courts Ad- 
ministrator, established in 1970. The Supreme Court 
also licenses all lawyers practicing in Missouri and 
disciplines those found guilty of violating the legal 
rules of professional conduct. 

Qualifications and Terms 

Supreme Court judges must be at least 30 years 
of age, U.S. citizens for 15 years and qualified Mis- 
souri voters for nine years. Supreme Court judges are 
retained for 12-year terms. They earn $147,591 an- 
nually. Compensation is determined by statute (sec- 
tion 476.405, RSMo). 

Chief Justice 

The seven judges of the Supreme Court select 
one of their members to be chief justice and preside 
over the court. The chief justice also handles many 
of the administrative details for the court. The pres- 
ent practice of the court is to rotate the position of 
chief justice every two years. The chief justice earns 
$154,215 annually. Compensation is determined by 
statute (section 476.405, RSMo). 

The court hears oral arguments each month from 
September through May. Court sessions are open to 
the public, and oral arguments are broadcast live 
and are archived through the court's website, www. 
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Supreme Court Building 

The Supreme Court Building, a three-story, red 
brick structure of French Renaissance architecture, 
was completed in 1 907 and stands opposite the Capi- 
tol Building. By statute, it houses the attorney gen- 
eral's offices as well as those of the Supreme Court. 
The building's main features are a massive marble 
staircase in the lobby and the two-story high library. 
The building has been refurbished extensively and 
modernized with the use of monies appropriated by 
the General Assembly. 

Clerk's Office 

The clerk of the Supreme Court is responsible for 
a wide range of duties, including the supervision of 
the internal administrative function of the court itself 
as well as the planning and administrative direction 
of the Judicial Conference of Missouri, the organiza- 
tion comprising all of the state judges. 

Supreme Court Function 

The court's day-to-day administrative duties in- 
clude handling all inquiries and procedural requests 
from attorneys throughout the state, arranging the 
docketing (scheduling) of cases, maintaining files in 
each case before the court, receiving and disposing of 
fees related to those cases and distributing opinions of 
the court. In all of these matters, the clerk reports di- 
rectly to the chief justice. 

Missouri Bar Responsibilities 

Telephone: (573) 635-4128 
www.mobar. org 

The clerk of the Supreme Court has a number 
of additional duties relating to The Missouri Bar and 
supervising the admission of new attorneys. 

Among the records required to be maintained by 
the clerk are the official and permanent roll of attor- 
neys for the state of Missouri. The clerk's office also 
prepares, on request, certificates evidencing admis- 
sion to The Missouri Bar. By Supreme Court rule, the 
clerk is treasurer of the state board of law examiners, 
which conducts bar examinations twice yearly. The 
clerk also supervises the court's semiannual enroll- 
ment ceremonies and prepares all attorney licenses. 

By Supreme Court rule, the clerk is ex officio 
treasurer of both The Missouri Bar and the advisory 
committee and is responsible for collecting the an- 
nual attorney enrollment fee and distributing Mis- 
souri Bar membership cards to all attorneys licensed 
to practice in Missouri. He or she is responsible for 
maintaining the official records of The Missouri Bar 
and the bar fund and for preparing annual financial 
reports for publication in the Journal of The Missouri 
Bar. The clerk is also responsible for conducting an- 
nual elections for The Missouri Bar Board of Gov- 
ernors. 

Security Administration 

The Supreme Court's marshal is under the clerk's 
supervision. The marshal is responsible for the se- 
curity of the building and its judges and employees. 




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The marshal also acts as bailiff when the court is in 
session. In addition, the marshal is responsible for 
all homeland security matters as they affect the Su- 
preme Court. 

Supreme Court Library 

Telephone: (573) 751-2636 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The Supreme Court Library, which is on the sec- 
ond floor of the Supreme Court Building, contains 
more than 110,000 volumes. These include deci- 
sions of state and federal courts as well as state and 
federal administrative agencies, Missouri-approved 
jury instructions, state and federal statutes, legal pe- 
riodicals and treatises. In addition, the library con- 
tains computer research services for the use of court 
personnel. 

The library's main responsibility is to meet the re- 
search needs of the Supreme Court, the attorney gener- 
al's office, the General Assembly and the state's execu- 
tive department agencies, but it also provides resources 
to members of the bench and bar and the general pub- 
lic. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 
throughout the year, excluding state holidays. 

Supreme Court Publications 

Telephone: (573) 751-4696 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The office of Supreme Court Publications offers 
two monthly publications to lawyers and the public 
on a subscription basis. The Opinion Summary pro- 
vides a brief digest of decisions from the Supreme 
Court, court of appeals and administrative hearing 
commission. It also provides summaries of opinion 
letters issued by the attorney general. The Pending Is- 
sues Digest provides a summary of all legal arguments 
raised in legal briefs filed in Missouri's appellate 
courts. Each publication includes a subject, statute, 
rule and case number index. 

The publications office also publishes the Mis- 
souri Approved Instructions— Criminal and Missouri 
Approved Charges — Criminal. 

To subscribe to any of these publications, which 
are also available online, visit the publications por- 
tion of the courts' website at www.courts.mo.gov. 



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Mary R. 
Russell 

Chief J usticeof the 
Supreme Court 

MARY R. RUSSELL, a seventh-generation Missou- 
rian, was elected chief justice by her colleagues 
for a two-year term beginning July 1, 2013. She 
was raised on a dairy farm in Ralls County, near 
Hannibal, where she learned the value of hard 
work. She was educated in the Hannibal public 
schools. She attended Truman State University, 
graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor 
of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. She graduated 
from the University of Missouri-Columbia School 
of Law. 

Upon graduation from law school, Chief Jus- 
tice Russell clerked for the Hon. George Gunn of 
the Supreme Court of Missouri. She then prac- 
ticed law in Hannibal with the law firm of Clay- 
ton and Rhodes until her appointment to the Mis- 
souri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, in 1995. 
At the Court of Appeals, she served as chief judge 
from 1999-2000. 

Chief Justice Russell is active in many profes- 
sional organizations. She is currently a member of 
The Missouri Bar and many other legal organiza- 
tions around the state and country. Always pro- 
moting the administration of justice, Chief Justice 
Russell has served on the Commission on Retire- 
ment, Removal and Discipline of Judges; Missouri 
Lawyers Trust Account Foundation; a commission 
to select a federal judge for the Eastern District 
of Missouri in 1993; House of Delegates to the 
American Bar Association; Young Lawyers Council 
of The Missouri Bar; numerous Missouri Bar com- 
mittees; the Missouri Press-Bar Commission; and 
the Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee and Ap- 
pellate Practice Committee. She is a past co-chair 
of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Bar As- 
sociation of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) and 
has served as chair on other BAMSL committees. 

She also has served on a variety of statewide 
boards and commissions including the Board of 
Governors of Truman State University (president, 
1996), Missouri State Senate Reapportionment 
Commission in 1991, the Missouri Council on 
Women's Economic Development and the Mis- 
souri Job Development and Training Council. 

Chief Justice Russell is the recipient of numer- 
ous awards, including the Women's Justice Award, 
the Faculty/Alumni Award from University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, the Citation of Merit Award from 




the University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, 
the Spirit of Martha Award from the University of 
Missouri-Columbia, the Distinguished Alumni 
Award-Truman State University, the Legal Ser- 
vices of Eastern Missouri Equal Justice Award, 
the Lasting Legacy award from Missouri CASA, 
the Soroptomist International Women Helping 
Women Award, the Jefferson City Rotarian of the 
Year, Zonta Woman of Achievement in Jefferson 
City, the Matthews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club Ap- 
preciation Award and the Kirkwood Citizen of the 
Year. She is a Henry Toll Fellow, a member of the 
Missouri Academy of Squires and a member of 
the Rollins Society of the University of Missouri. 

Active in many community organizations, 
Chief Justice Russell is a member of the Back- 
Stoppers, Inc., Missouri Women's Forum, Cole 
County Historical Society, Jefferson City Rotary 
Club (past president), PEO and Grace Episcopal 
Church. In 2009, she was the president of the 
board of directors of Missouri's Court Appointed 
Special Advocates (CASA). Chief Justice Russell 
also volunteers as a truancy court judge at Lewis 
and Clark Middle School in Jefferson City. She 
was active in many organizations in Hannibal 
and Kirkwood prior to her move to Jefferson City. 

In addition to lecturing to many attorney orga- 
nizations and continuing education-programs, she 
spends many hours demystifying the court system 
by speaking to community groups and students, 
while devoting time to mentoring young people. 

Chief Justice Russell and her husband Jim 
live in Jefferson City. She was appointed to the 
Supreme Court in 2004 and was retained by the 
voters in November 2006 for a 12-year term, ex- 
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Patricia 
Breckenridge 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

PATRICIA BRECKENRIDGE was born October 
14, 1953, in Nevada, Mo. 

Judge Breckenridge was educated in the Ne- 
vada public schools, the University of Arkan- 
sas-Fayetteville and the University of Missouri- 
Columbia, where she earned a B.S. and a J.D. 
She was admitted to The Missouri Bar in 1978. 
Following law school, she returned to Nevada to 
practice law. While practicing, she also served as 
an assistant municipal judge for the city of Ne- 
vada. 

In 1982, she was appointed associate circuit 
judge of Vernon County. Judge Breckenridge was 
elected to that position until 1990 when she 
was appointed to the Missouri Court of Appeals, 
Western District. There, Judge Breckenridge au- 
thored more than 900 opinions and participated 
in more than 2,700 cases. 

Judge Breckenridge was appointed to the Su- 
preme Court of Missouri by Gov. Matt Blunt in 
September 2007. She currently chairs the Judicial 
Education Coordinating Commission and Civic 
Education Committee, teaches at the new judges' 
orientation and is a liaison to the Supreme Court's 
Family Court Committee and Gender and Justice 
Committee. 

Judge Breckenridge is a member of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association, the American Judicature So- 
ciety, the American Bar Foundation, The Missouri 
Bar, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Associa- 
tion, the National Association of Women Judges, 
the Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas 
City and the Missouri Association of Probate and 
Association Circuit Judges. She has served on the 
board of directors of Lawyers Encouraging Eco- 
nomic Performance and the Missouri Institute for 
Justice. Judge Breckenridge was a member of the 
Missouri Task Force on Gender and Justice and 
co-chair of the Missouri Gender Fairness Imple- 
mentation Joint Committee of the Missouri Su- 
preme Court and The Missouri Bar. 

Judge Breckenridge has received The Missouri 
Bar President's Award, the University of Missouri 
School of Law's Citation of Merit, Association of 
Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City's Judicial 




Recognition Award, Judge of the Year and Special 
Achievement Award, Daily Record's Legal Leader 
Award, the Nevada Rotary International Citizen 
of the Year, Nevada Business and Professional 
Women Woman of the Year, Soroptimist Interna- 
tional of Nevada Women Helping Women and 
Woman of Distinction and the Ozark Area Girl 
Scout Council Woman of Distinction. She is a 
Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis 
Honoree and Council of State Government's Toll 
Fellow. 

Judge Breckenridge has served both the Kan- 
sas City and Nevada communities through nu- 
merous civic and charitable activities. In Kansas 
City, she was a mentor and tutor for children at 
St. Vincent's Operation Breakthrough. She served 
on the board of directors and as president of the 
Mattie Rhodes Center and on the board of direc- 
tors of Cabot West Side Clinic and the Univer- 
sity of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic 
Medicine. In Nevada, she served as president of 
Soroptimist International of Nevada and the Busi- 
ness and Professional Women of Nevada; on the 
board of directors for the Home Health Advisory 
Board and was a member of Rotary International 
of Nevada. She is a member of PEO Sisterhood, 
Chapter DW, and the United Methodist Church 
of Nevada. 

Judge Breckenridge married Bryan C. Breck- 
enridge on May 1 5, 1 976. She and Bryan, a part- 
ner in the law firm of Russell, Brown & Breck- 
enridge, live in Nevada. She was retained by 
Missouri voters at the November 2008 general 
election for a term expiring December 31, 2020. 



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George W. 
Draper III 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

GEORGE W. DRAPER III was born August 5, 
1953, in St. Louis. He attended Hamilton El- 
ementary School in north St. Louis city until his 
family moved to Silver Spring, Md., in 1964. In 
1977, he graduated from Morehouse College in 
Atlanta, Ga., with a bachelor's degree in psychol- 
ogy. After earning his law degree in 1981 from 
Howard University School of Law in Washington, 
D.C., he served as a law clerk to Judge Shellie 
Bowers in the Superior Court of the District of 
Columbia. 

Draper worked for the circuit attorney of the 
city of St. Louis as assistant prosecuting attorney 
from 1 984 to 1 994. There he served as assistant 
prosecutor then team leader and, finally, as first 
assistant, for which he handled numerous felony 
prosecutions. 

In 1994, Draper was appointed associate cir- 
cuit judge in St. Louis County by Gov. Mel Carna- 
han. While serving on this court, Draper presided 
over 60 to 200 cases each week and was as- 
signed specially to 12 jury trials. In 1 998, he was 
appointed to circuit judge in St. Louis County by 
Gov. Carnahan. He presided over the civil, crimi- 
nal, family court and juvenile division throughout 
his time as a trial judge. 

In 2000, Gov. Carnahan appointed Judge 
Draper to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern 
District. Draper served as that court's first African- 
American chief judge from July 2004 to June 
2005. While on that court, he also served by spe- 
cial assignment on the Appellate Apportionment 
Commission, a constitutional commission created 
to resolve redistricting disputes, and on the court's 
rules, security and facilities committees. His Oc- 
tober 201 1 appointment to the Supreme Court of 
Missouri by Gov. Jeremiah Nixon makes Draper 
one of the few judges to have served at every level 
of Missouri's current court system. 

When not on the bench, Draper counsels stu- 
dents interested in legal careers and has served 
as a mentor to attorneys deferred from practicing. 




Draper is a member of the Mound City Bar As- 
sociation, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. 
Louis, the Lawyer's Association of St. Louis, the 
National Bar Association and the Missouri Asian 
Bar Association. He is an inaugural member of 
the Gallery of St. Louis Legal Pioneers within the 
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He 
is a member and vice president of the board of 
Covenant Community Church in north St. Louis 
County. He also is a member of the Prince Hall 
Free and Accepted Masons. 

As an advocate for continuing legal educa- 
tion, Draper has organized and presented numer- 
ous programs. He also has served as a panelist on 
the Mound City Bar Association's program "Mis- 
takes to Avoid" and at the judicial forum hosted 
by the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. 

In addition to his service to the court, Draper 
has taught trial advocacy as an adjunct profes- 
sor at Saint Louis University School of Law from 
1 996 to the present. 

Draper's wife Judy Preddy Draper is an associ- 
ate circuit judge in St. Louis County and previ- 
ously served as general counsel for the Missouri 
Department of Corrections. They have a daughter, 
Chelsea, who graduated from Amherst College 
in Amherst, Mass., and is presently a student at 
Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. 



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ZelM. 
Fischer 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

ZEL M. FISCHER was born in Hamburg, Iowa, on 
April 28, 1963, and grew up in Watson, Mo. 

Judge Fischer was educated in Rock Port pub- 
lic schools. He attended William Jewell College, 
in Liberty, Mo., and received his B.A. in philoso- 
phy and political science in 1985. He is the re- 
cipient of the Harry S Truman Most Outstanding 
Political Science Major for the class of 1 985. 

He graduated from the University of Mis- 
souri-Kansas City School of Law with distinction 
in 1988. He is the recipient of the Order of the 
Bench and Robe, the American Jurisprudence 
Award from the UMKC School of Law and was 
a member of UMKC Law Review. He is the origi- 
nal author of Chapter 40, Strict Liability of Prod- 
uct Manufacturers and Sellers — Manufacturing 
Defect of the Products Liability Handbook, pub- 
lished by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 
Continuing Legal Education. 

Judge Fischer was admitted to The Missouri 
Bar in 1988. Upon graduation, he served for one 
year as a law clerk for the Hon. Andrew Jack- 
son Higgins of the Supreme Court of Missouri. 
From 1989-1992, he practiced law in the Law 
Offices of James D. Boggs in Kansas City. From 
1992-2006, he engaged in a solo law practice 
in northwest Missouri. In November 2006, he 
was elected associate circuit judge for Atchison 
County, in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, and served 
in that capacity until his appointment to the Su- 
preme Court of Missouri in October 2008. 




Judge Fischer is an ASTAR Fellow. An ASTAR 
Fellow is a judge who has advanced education 
and training to preside over complex cases in- 
volving difficult science or technology issues. 
Judge Fischer is the National co-chair of the 
ASTAR National Advisory Council of the National 
Courts and Science Institute. 

Judge Fischer is an active member of his 
church and community. 

Judge Fischer was married July 13, 1985, to 
the former Julie Ann Moore. They have four chil- 
dren. 

Judge Fischer was appointed to the Supreme 
Court by Gov. Matt Blunt on October 15, 2008, 
and was retained at the 201 general election for 
a 1 2-year term expiring December 31 , 2022. 



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Laura Denvir 
Stith 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

LAURA DENVIR STITH was born in St. Louis on 
October 30, 1 953. She was raised in St. Louis and 
graduated with honors from the John Burroughs 
School, 1971. She received a National Merit 
Scholarship to attend Tufts University in Boston, 
Mass. While there, she was an Iglauer Fellow- 
ship Intern in Washington, DC, for Sen. Thomas 
Eagleton, 1973. She studied at the University of 
Madrid through a program administered by the 
Institute of European Studies. In 1975, she gradu- 
ated magna cum laude from Tufts, receiving her 
B.A. in political science and social psychology. 
She then attended the Georgetown University 
Law Center, distinguishing herself as an editor of 
the Law and Policy in International Business Jour- 
nal. Judge Stith graduated magna cum laude from 
Georgetown in 1978. 

Following her graduation from law school, 
Judge Stith served for one year as a law clerk to 
the Hon. Robert E. Seiler of the Missouri Supreme 
Court. In 1979, she moved to Kansas City and 
practiced law with the firm of Shook, Hardy & 
Bacon, becoming a partner of the firm in 1984 
and later co-founding the firm's appellate prac- 
tice group. 

In the fall of 1994, Gov. Mel Carnahan ap- 
pointed Judge Stith to the Missouri Court of Ap- 
peals, Western District. She was retained in the 
November 1996 general election. During her 
time on the court of appeals, Judge Stith authored 
over 400 opinions in cases involving nearly every 
area of state law. 

Gov. Bob Holden appointed Judge Stith to 
the Supreme Court of Missouri effective March 
7, 2001, and she was retained in the November 
2002 general election. She is the second woman 
in Missouri history to serve on the state's Supreme 
Court. She served as chief justice of the court 
from July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2009. 

Judge Stith has been involved in many orga- 
nizations in the legal community. She has served 
as chair of the Gender and Justice Joint Commit- 
tee of The Missouri Bar and the Missouri Supreme 
Court. She was a founding director of Lawyers 
Encouraging Academic Performance (LEAP), an 
inter-bar lawyers' public service organization. 
She has served as president and member of the 
board of directors of the Assoc. for Women Law- 
yers (AWL) of Greater Kansas City, chair and vice- 
chair of the Mo. Bar Civil Practice and Procedure 




Committee, chair of the Appellate Practice Com- 
mittee and vice-chair of the Tort Law Committee 
of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc. (KC- 
MBA) and is a member of the American Bar As- 
soc. (ABA). 

Judge Stith has served as a speaker on ap- 
pellate practice at the annual conventions of 
the ABA, Missouri Bar, Missouri Assoc. of Trial 
Attorneys (MATA) and Missouri Organization of 
Defense Lawyers (MODL). She has also served as 
a speaker or moderator on civil procedure and 
evidence at The Missouri Bar, KCMBA, AWL, and 
Univ. of Mo.-Kansas City Continuing Legal Edu- 
cation (CLE) programs and as a speaker on gen- 
der bias at the Missouri New Judges School. She 
has authored many publications, including Stith, 
A Contrast of State and Federal Court Authority 
to Grant Habeas Relief, 38 Val. U 1. Rev. 421 
(Spring 2004); Stith and Root, The Missouri Non- 
partisan Court Plan: The Least Political Method of 
Selecting High Quality Judges, 74 Mo. L. Rev. 71 1 
(2009); and Stith, Just Because You Can Measure 
Something, Does it Really Count?, 58 Duke L.J. 
1743 (2009). 

Judge Stith has been actively involved in 
many community activities in Kansas City, serv- 
ing as a mentor and tutor to young students at 
St. Vincent's Operation Breakthrough and a guest 
speaker at many local civic organizations, talking 
about the law, the role of the courts and public 
service. 

Judge Stith is married to fellow attorney Don- 
ald G. Scott. Mr. Scott served as a law clerk for 
Judge Warren D. Wei liver of the Supreme Court 
of Missouri. He is a shareholder in McDowell, 
Rice, Smith and Buchanan, P.C. in Kansas City. 
They have three daughters. 



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Richard B. 
Teitelman 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

RICHARD B. TEITELMAN opened a solo law 
practice after graduating from law school. In 
1975, he joined Legal Services of Eastern Mis- 
souri, serving for 23 years — 1 8 of those as execu- 
tive director and general counsel. 

Judge Teitelman served on the Missouri Court 
of Appeals, Eastern District, from 1998 to 2002, 
when he was appointed to the Supreme Court of 
Missouri, becoming the first legally blind and the 
first Jewish member of the court. He was retained 
in the 2004 general election. He was elected chief 
justice for a two-year term beginning July 1 , 201 1 
and served on the Executive Council of the Judi- 
cial Conference of Missouri. He serves as second 
vice president of the Conference of Chief Justices. 

In his pursuit of equality and access to jus- 
tice for all, Judge Teitelman is currently a member 
of the African-American/Jewish Task Force. He 
served on the board of the American Jewish Con- 
gress and is a member of the board of the Ameri- 
can Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists. He 
served on the Midwest Board of the American 
Federation for the Blind; as a board member of the 
St. Louis Public Library and is a lifetime member 
of the Urban League of St. Louis. 

Devoted to the administration of justice, Judge 
Teitelman is a Life Patron Fellow of the Ameri- 
can Bar Association (ABA). He served on the ex- 
ecutive committee of the ABA Appellate Judicial 
Conference and the American Judicature Society 
(AJS) and is an AJS delegate to the ABA House of 
Delegates. He has served as president of the Bar 
Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL); 
president of the BAMSL Young Lawyers Section; 
charter member and president of the St. Louis 
Bar Foundation and vice president and president- 
elect of The Missouri Bar. He was chair of the bar's 
Delivery of Legal Services Committee. He is a Life 
Fellow of and serves as ex officio of the Missouri 
Bar Foundation; trustee of the National Council of 
Bar Foundations; and served as chair of the ABA 
Commission on Mental and Physical Disability 
Law. He served as a member of the ABA Standing 
Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. 

Judge Teitel man's dedication to the legal servic- 
es program has earned him many honors, includ- 
ing the prestigious Missouri Bar President's Award, 
the American Council for the Blind's Durward K. 
McDaniel Ambassador Award, the Women's Legal 
Caucus Good Guy Award, the Mound City Bar 
Association Legal Service Award, the ABA Young 




Lawyers Division Award of Merit, the ABA Young 
Lawyers Division Difference Maker Award, and 
the St. Louis Bar Foundation Award. Legal Services 
of Eastern Missouri has named its pro bono award 
for legal services the "Richard Teitelman Award." 

A strong proponent of legal scholarship, Judge 
Teitelman is an honorary dean of St. Louis Uni- 
versity School of Law's DuBourg Society and 
an honorary member of Washington University 
School of Law's Order of the Coif and Eliot So- 
ciety. He is a member of the Washington Uni- 
versity School of Law National Council. He was 
honored by Washington University School of Law 
as a Distinguished Alumnus. Judge Teitelman par- 
ticipated in the Toll Fellowship Program of the 
Council of State Governments. 

Other honors Judge Teitelman has received 
include The Missouri Bar Purcell Award for Pro- 
fessionalism; the American Jewish Congress De- 
mocracy in Action Award; the Lawyers Associa- 
tion of St. Louis Award of Honor; the St. Louis So- 
ciety for the Blind Lifetime Achievement Award; 
the University of Missouri-Columbia School of 
Law Distinguished Non-Alumnus Award; the 
ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Di- 
vision's Hodson Award, ABA Legislative Advoca- 
cy Award and its Grassroots Legislative Advocacy 
Award; the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. State Celebration 
Committee Distinguished Statesman Award; the 
Ethical Humanist of the Year (St. Louis); the St. 
Louis University School of Law Clarence Dar- 
row Award; The Missouri Bar Spurgeon Smithson 
Award; the Interfaith Legal Service for Immigrants 
(St. Louis) Lifetime Achievement Award; the 
BAMSL Access to Justice Award; the Jews United 
For Justice Heschel-King Lifetime Achievement 
Award, and the Asian-American Bar Association's 
201 3 Torch Bearer Award. 



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235 




Paul C. 
Wilson 

J udge of the 
Supreme Court 

PAUL C. WILSON was born May 23, 1961, in 
Jefferson City, Mo., where his parents, both of 
whom worked in county or state government 
positions, raised him to love the law and value 
public service. 

Judge Wilson earned his undergraduate de- 
gree in 1982 from Drury College in Springfield, 
Mo. After college, Judge Wilson moved to New 
York, where he engaged in post-graduate studies 
at New York University and was a founding mem- 
ber of the Darfstellar Repertory Theatre in New 
York City. He was a professional actor and then 
worked in the hotel industry in New York, Texas, 
Los Angeles and Chicago before returning to Mis- 
souri to study law at the University of Missouri- 
Columbia Law School. 

Judge Wilson earned the highest grade in 17 
of his law school courses and ultimately gradu- 
ated first in his class of 150 students, earning his 
law degree cum laude in 1992. He also repre- 
sented the law school in moot court competitions 
for appellate advocacy. His team placed second 
in the regional competition, and he was awarded 
third place nationally for his individual oral advo- 
cacy skills. Before graduation, he was named to 
both Order of the Coif, an academic recognition, 
and Order of the Barristers, a recognition of trial 
and appellate advocacy skills. 

Upon graduation, Judge Wilson served as a 
law clerk at the Supreme Court of Missouri for 
Judge Edward D. (Chip) Robertson, then at the 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Lan- 
sing, Mich., for Judge Richard F. Suhrheinrich. 
He then spent two years as a senior litigation 
associate for the New York law firm Sullivan & 
Cromwell. 

In 1 996, Judge Wilson returned to Missouri to 
work in the state attorney general's office, where 
he spent 12 years in a variety of increasingly re- 
sponsible positions, culminating as deputy chief 




of staff for litigation. During his tenure there, he 
took more than a dozen cases from their incep- 
tion in circuit court through arguments before the 
state supreme court. He also argued before the 
federal courts, including the U.S. Court of Ap- 
peals for the Eighth Circuit and the United States 
Supreme Court. He later served as senior coun- 
sel for budget and finance for the state's Office 
of Administration and director of the Transform 
Missouri Project. He served from January through 
December 201 as a circuit judge in the 1 9th Ju- 
dicial Circuit (Cole County). 

Throughout his career, Judge Wilson also has 
been very involved in the community. He has 
served on the board of directors for Legal Servic- 
es of Mid-Missouri, has served as counsel to the 
board of directors for a local child advocacy cen- 
ter, and has held a number of leadership positions 
within his church, the First Presbyterian Church 
in Jefferson City, including deacon, member and 
moderator of the board of deacons, and elder. He 
and his wife have two daughters. They make their 
home in Jefferson City. 

Judge Wilson was a member of the Colum- 
bia, Mo., law firm of Van Matre, Harrison, Hoi I is, 
Taylor & Bacon PC when the governor appointed 
him to the Supreme Court of Missouri in Decem- 
ber 2012. 



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Office of State Courts Administrator 

2 7 72 Industrial Dr., Jefferson City 65110 
Telephone: (573) 751-4377 / FAX: (573) 552-9625 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The Office of State Courts Administrator 
(OSCA) is responsible for providing administra- 
tive, business and technology support services 
to the courts. The duties and responsibilities as- 
signed to the state courts administrator's office re- 
late to all levels of the state court system. The first 
state courts administrator was appointed in 1 970. 

Some of the ways the office assists the courts 
include case processing; criminal history report- 
ing; debt collection and judgment enforcement- 
crime victims' rights; treatment court program- 
ming; the implementation of time standards for 
case disposition; and court improvement projects 
in the areas of child abuse and neglect, juvenile 
services and family preservation. The office also 
provides administrative and technology support, 
training of judicial personnel and statistical anal- 
ysis. 

Office of the Administrator 

The administrator is responsible for the over- 
all management of OSCA and the services and 
support provided. The state courts administrator 
reports to the Supreme Court about administra- 
tive policy developments and initiatives. 

Administrative Services Division 

The administrative services division provides 
support in the areas of legal services, human re- 
sources, budget and fiscal services, sponsored 
programs and contracts, project management, 
legislative services, judicial transfers, facilities 
operations and publications services. The divi- 
sion provides legal advice and prepares legal 
documents; supports the office and circuit court 
personnel systems; provides technical assistance 
related to courts security, foreign language court 
interpreters and the Americans with Disabilities 
Act; compiles and organizes the judiciary's an- 
nual state appropriation request; supports the 
circuit and appellate court budget committees; 
processes all monies appropriated to the office 
and to the circuit courts; manages fund balances; 
applies for and manages grant funds; prepares 
and administers contracts for goods and services; 
provides project management services to all in- 
terdivisional and interagency projects; prepares 
fiscal notes for proposed legislation that affects 
the judicial system; handles requests for informa- 
tion from the legislature, governor's office, other 
public officials and the public in general; man- 
ages the facilities and fleet; and provides mail 
and printing services. 




GREGORY J. LINHARES EARL KRAUS 

State Courts Administrator Deputy State Courts 

Administrator 




SHERRI PASCHAL PAT BROOKS 

Director Director, Information 

Court Business Services Division Technology Services Division 



Court Business Services Division 

The court business services division provides 
support to the courts in the areas of education, 
program development, research, statistical analy- 
sis and court procedures. The division provides 
program support to the family, juvenile and treat- 
ment court divisions; provides technical support 
to the courts in the areas of case processing, jury 
management, videoconferencing and financial 
management; designs statewide court forms; 
manages cost collection efforts; prepares tran- 
scripts from sound-recorded hearings submitted 
by the courts; compiles statistical caseload infor- 
mation; prepares workload estimates; provides 
technical assistance regarding research methods 
and program evaluations; compiles court perfor- 
mance measures; conducts evaluation and lon- 
gitudinal studies of court programs and popula- 
tion behaviors; handles issues with criminal and 
traffic offenses and civil and probate cases and 
appeals; works with courts and state departments 
to electronically share juvenile justice informa- 
tion, criminal history, records of conviction and 
warrants; develops business specifications for, 
conducts testing of, and delivers training about 
automated programs and systems for use in the 



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237 



courts; and develops and coordinates courses 
and certificate programs for judicial employees. 
The division also works closely with standing 
committees of the Supreme Court of Missouri and 
with statutory commissions. 

Information Technology Services 
Division 

The information technology services division 
supports court technology and communication 
services for the judicial branch. Services provid- 



ed by the division include software applications 
development, maintenance of all existing ap- 
plications, database administration, deployment 
and support of computer hardware to the courts, 
maintenance of the statewide judicial network 
and servers, system security and initial help desk 
support for judicial branch users and the general 
public. The division works with the committee 
that oversees the statewide court automation 
program and with metropolitan courts that have 
information technology staff on location. 



Judges of the Supreme Court of Missouri: 1821-2013 



Name 


County 


Years Served 


Mathias McGirk 


Montgomery 


1821-1841 


John Dillard Cook 


Cape Girardeau 


1821-1823 


John Rice Jones 


Washington 


1821-1824 


Rufus Pettibone 


St. Louis 


1823-1825 


George Tompkins 


Howard 


1824-1845 


Robert Wash 


St. Louis 


1825-1837 


John Cummins Edwards 


Cole 


1837-1839 


William Barclay Napton 


Saline 


1 839-1 849; 1 857-1 861 ; 1 873-1 880 


William Scott 


Cole 


1841-1849 


Priestly Haggin McBride 


Monroe 


1845-1849 


John Ferguson Ryland 


Lafayette 


1849 


James Harvey Birch 


Clinton 


1849 


Note: In 1849, an amendment to the 1820 Constitution vacated the office of judge of the Supreme Court. See 12 
Mo. ii (1849). 


Name 


County 


Years Served 


James Harvey Birch 


Clinton 


1850-1851 


John Ferguson Ryland 


Lafayette 


1850-1857 


Hamilton Rowan Gamble 


St. Louis 


1850-1855 


William Scott 


Cole 


1851-1862 


Abiel Leonard 


Howard 


1855-1857 


John Crowley Richardson 


St. Louis 


1857-1859 


Ephraim Brevard Ewing 


Ray 


1859-1861; 1873 


Note: In March 1862, the pre-Civil War judges were purged from the bench for refusing to take the loyalty oath. See 
"Preface" to 31 Mo. (1862). 


Name 


County 


Years Served 


Barton Bates 


St. Charles 


1862-1865 


William Van Ness Bay 


St. Louis 


1862-1865 


John D.S. Dryden 


Marion 


1862-1865 


Note: By "Order" of the State Convention, the office of judge of the Supreme Court became vacant on May 1, 
1865. Judge Bates resigned from the Court February 1, 1865; and Judges Bay and Dryden were forcibly removed 
from the bench for failure to take the new loyalty oath, called the "Ironclad Oath." See 35 Mo. Hi, at iv-vi ( 1865). 


Name 


County 


Years Served 


David Wagner 


Lewis 


1865-1877 


Walter L. Lovelace 


Montgomery 


1865-1866 


Nathaniel Holmes 


St. Louis 


1865-1868 


Thomas James Clark Fagg 


Pike 


1866-1868 


James Baker 


Greene 


1868 


Philemon Bliss 


Buchanan 


1 868-1 872 


Warren Currier 


St. Louis 


1 868-1 872 


Washington Adams 


Cooper 


1871-1874 


Henry M. Vories 


Buchanan 


1873-1876 



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Name 


County 


Years Served 


Thomas Adiel Sherwood 


Greene 


1 873-1 902 


Edward Augustus Lewis 


St. Louis 


1 874 


Warwick Hough 


Jackson 


1 875-1 884 


Elijah Hise Norton 


Platte 


1 877-1 888 


John Ward Henry 


Macon 


1 876-1 888 


Robert D. Ray 


Carroll 


1 881-1 890 


Francis Marion Black 


Jackson 


1 885-1 894 


Theodore Brace 


Monroe 


1 887-1 907 


Shephard Barclay 


St. Louis 


1 889-1 898 


James Britton Gantt 


Henry 


1 891-1 91 


John Lilburn Thomas 


Jefferson 


1 890-1 892 


George Bennett MacFarlane 


Audrain 


1 890-1 898 


Gavon Drummond Burgess 


Linn 


1 893-1 91 


Waltour Moss Robinson 


Jasper 


1 895-1 904 


William Muir Williams 


Cooper 


1 898 


William Champe Marshall 


St. Louis 


1 899-1 906 


Leroy B. Valliant 


St. Louis 


1 899-1 912 


James David Fox 


Madison 


1 903-1 91 


Henry Lamm 


Pettis 


1 905-1 914 


Waller Washington Graves 


Bates 


1 906-1 928 


Archelaus Marius Woodson 


Buchanan 


1 907-1 925 


Franklin Ferris 


St. Louis 


1 91 0-1 912 


John Kennish 


Holt 


1 91 0-1 91 3 


John Chilton Brown 


Carter 


1 91 1-1 91 5 


Henry Whitelaw Bond 


St. Louis 


1 91 3-1 91 9 


Charles Breckenridge Faris 


Pemiscot 


1913-1919 


Robert Franklin Walker 


Morgan 


1 91 3-1 930 


James Thomas Blair 


DeKalb 


1 91 5-1 924 


Charles G. Revelle 


St. Francois 


1 91 5-1 91 6 


i- ||* 1 i » /'II- 

Fred Lincoln Williams 


Jasper 


1 91 7-1 920 


John Isaac Williamson 


Jackson 


1 91 9-1 920 


Richard Livingston Goode 


St. Louis 


1 91 9-1 922 


Conway Elder 


St. Louis 


1 921-1 922 


Edward Higbee 


Adair 


1 921-1 922 


David Elmore Blair 


Jasper 


1 921-1 930 


\ a /"ii" t r> 1 1 

William T. Ragland 


Monroe 


1 923-1 932 


John Turner White 


Greene 


1 923-1 932 


Frank Ely Atwood 


Carroll 


1 925-1 934 


Robert William Otto 


Franklin 


1 925-1 926 


Ernest S. Gantt 


Audrain 


1 92 7-1 946 


North Todd Gentry 


Boone 


1 928 


William Francis Frank 


Adair 


1 929-1 938 


Berryman Henwood 


Marion 


1 930-1 932 


George Robb Ellison 


Nodaway 


1 931-1 955 


Charles Thomas Hays 


Marion 


1 933-1 942 


Clarence Alexander Burney 


Jackson 


1 933 


Ernest Moss Tipton 


Jackson 


1 933-1 955 


Charles A. Leedy Jr. 


Jackson 


1 933-1 964 


Walter D. Coles 


St. Louis 


1 935 


John Caskie Collet 


Chariton 


1 935-1 937 


James Marsh Douglas 


St. Louis 


1 937-1 949 


Raymond B. Lucas 


Scott 


1 938 


Albert M. Clark 


Ray 


1 939-1 950 


Laurence Mastick Hyde 


Mercer 


1943-1966; 1966-1976 


Roscoe P. Conkling 


Buchanan 


1947-1954 


Sidna Poage Dalton 


Cape Girardeau 


1950-1965 


Frank Hollingsworth 


Audrain 


1950-1964 


Henry J. Westhues 


Howard 


1 954-1 963 


Henry 1. Eager 


Jackson 


1955-1968 



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Name 


County 


Years Served 


Clem F. Storckman 


City of St. Louis 


1 955-1 970 


Lawrence Holman 


Randolph 


1 963-1 977 


r~ 1 1 i l 1 . . 

Fred L. Henley 


Pemiscot 


1 964-1 978 


James A. Finch Jr. 


Cape Girardeau 


1 965-1 978 


Robert True Donnelly 


Laclede 


1 965-1 988 


n 1 ■ i 11*1 r • 1 

Robert Eldridge Seller 


Jasper 


1 967-1 982 


June P. (J-P-) Morgan 


Lincoln 


1 969-1 982 


John E. Bardgett 


St. Louis 


1 970-1 982 


All , i n || 

Albert L. Rendlen 


Marion 


1 977-1 992 


Joseph J. Simeone 


St. Louis 


1 978-1 979 


Warren Dee Welliver 


Boone 


1 979-1 989 


Andrew Jackson Higgins 


Platte 


1 979-1 991 


George F. Gunn Jr. 


St. Louis 


1 982-1 985 


William Howard Billings 


Dunklin 


1 982-1 991 


/-~t | nil n 1 1 

Charles Blakey Blackmar 


St. Louis 


1 982-1 992 


Edward D. Robertson Jr. 


Cole 


1 985-1 998 


Ann K. Covington 


Boone 


1 989-2001 


John C. Holstein 


Howell 


1 989-2002 


Duane Benton 


Cole 


1 991-2004 


Elwood L. Thomas 


Clay 


1 991-1 995 


William Ray Price Jr. 


Jackson 


1 992-2012 


Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. 


Cape Girardeau 


1 992-2008 


Ronnie L White 


St. Louis 


1 995-2007 


Michael A. Wolff 


St. Louis 


1 998-201 1 


Laura Denvir Stith 


Jackson 


2001 -Present 


Richard B. Teitelman 


City of St. Louis 


2002-Present 


Mary R Russell 


Marion 


2004-Present 


Patricia A. Breckenridge 


Vernon 


2007-Present 


Zel M. Fischer 


Atchison 


2008-Present 


George W. Draper III 


St. Louis 


201 1 -Present 


Paul C. Wilson 


Cole 


2012-Present 



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Missouri Court 
of Appeals 

The Constitution of 1 865 provided for Mis- 
souri's first general intermediate courts, known as 
district courts. There were district courts in Cape 
Girardeau, Jefferson City, Macon, St. Charles, St. 
Joseph and Springfield. Each district was com- 
posed of three circuits. Appeals were taken from 
the circuit court to the district court and then 
to the Supreme Court. The district courts, how- 
ever, were abolished in 1870 by a constitutional 
amendment. 

Alarmed at the congested docket of the Su- 
preme Court, the St. Louis Bar Association urged 
the 1875 Constitutional Convention to provide 
for another appellate court. As a result, the con- 
vention created the St. Louis Court of Appeals, 
consisting of three judges who heard appeals 
from Lincoln, St. Charles, St. Louis and Warren 
counties. Its territorial jurisdiction was expanded 
in 1884 to include several more counties. 

Another constitutional amendment in 1884 
established the Kansas City Court of Appeals and 
authorized creation of another appellate court, 
when necessary, by the General Assembly. 

The Springfield Court of Appeals was orga- 
nized in 1909. Missouri's current appellate struc- 
ture — a single court of appeals consisting of three 
geographic districts — was established by a 1970 
constitutional amendment. 



The Eastern District of the Court of Appeals 
sits in St. Louis and consists of 14 judges. Eleven 
judges preside over the Western District in Kan- 
sas City, and seven judges sit on the Southern Dis- 
trict, meeting either in Springfield or Poplar Bluff. 
Trained law clerks, who are licensed attorneys, 
assist each appellate judge with legal research. 

The Missouri Court of Appeals may issue and 
determine original remedial writs and has gen- 
eral appellate jurisdiction in all cases not within 
the exclusive jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. 
Cases not within the Supreme Court's exclusive 
jurisdiction, however, may be transferred from 
the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court when 
it is determined that a case involves a split among 
the districts of the Court of Appeals or an impor- 
tant issue that should be decided by the state's 
highest court. 

A chief judge is elected for each district of 
the Missouri Court of Appeals by the judges in 
the districts and serves for such time as the dis- 
tricts determine. Traditionally, the chief judge in 
the Eastern District serves for one year, while the 
chief judges in the Southern and Western districts 
serve for two years. 

The districts are authorized to sit in divisions 
of three judges if they choose, which all three dis- 
tricts have elected to do. 

Missouri Court of Appeals judges must be at 
least 30 years of age, residents of their district, 
U.S. citizens for 15 years and qualified Missouri 
voters for nine years before their selection. Ap- 
peals judges serve 12-year terms. They earn 
$134,685 annually. Compensation is determined 
by statute (section 476.405, RSMo). 



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Appellate J udges, Eastern District 



One Post Office Square 

815 Olive St., Rm. 304, St. Louis 63 101 

Clerk: Laura Roy 

Telephone: (314) 539-4300 / FAX: (314) 539-4324 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The Eastern District Court of Appeals sits in 
St. Louis. Judges serve 12-year terms under a 
nonpartisan selection plan set out in the Missouri 
Constitution. Each of the 14 judges earns an an- 
nual salary of $134,685. Members of the court 
elect one from their number to act as chief judge. 



Territorial Jurisdiction: 

The City of St. Louis and counties of Audrain, 
Cape Girardeau, Clark, Franklin, Gasconade, Jef- 
ferson, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, 
Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, Perry, Pike, Ralls, 
St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Gene- 
vieve, Scotland, Shelby, Warren and Washington. 



ROBERT M. CLAYTON III 

Office phone: (314) 539-4371. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq., 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Chief judge. Born Aug. 20, 1969, in Hannibal. Sixth-generation 
Missourian. Educated in Hannibal public schools; Southern Methodist Univ., 
Bachelor of Arts, history, 1991; and the Univ. of Mo.— KC, J.D., 1994. Joined 
family law firm and engaged in private practice as assoc. and partner, 1994- 
2003. Elected state rep., 1994-2002. Appointed to Public Service Comm., 
2003-2011, chair, 2009-2011. Member: The Missouri Bar; the 10th Circuit 
Bar, pres. 2012-2013; the American Bar Assoc's. Section on Public Utilities; 
Federal Communications Bar Assoc.; BAMSL; St. Louis County Bar; Lawyer's 
Assoc. of St. Louis; WLA and Mound City Bar. Serves as trustee of the State 
Historical Society; treasurer, Trinity Episcopal Church; board, Mark Twain Boy- 
hood Home Foundation and pres. of board of Affordable Comm. Education, 
Inc. Member: Hannibal YMCA Men's Club and Hannibal Jaycees. Awards: 
Missouri Bar President's, 2001 and 2005, KCMBA YLS President's, 1994 and 
UMKC Law School's Decade, 2004. Married to Erin Lindsay Clayton with 
two children. Appointed July 18, 201 1. Retained Nov. 2012. Chief judge 2013-2014. Term expires Dec. 31, 2024. 



CLIFFORD H. AHRENS 

Office phone: (314) 539-4395. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq., 815 Olive St., St. Louis 63101 . 
Biography: Born in Hannibal. Educated at University of Missouri-Columbia, 
B.S. cum laude, J.D. Married Kimberly Ann Robison. They have three children. 
Engaged in general practice of law, 1 969-1 991 . Member: Holy Family Catholic 
Church; YMCA, president, 1981-1983; Kiwanis, president, 1978-1979; United 
Way of Hannibal, president, 1977-1978; Chamber of Commerce, president, 
1979; Children's Trust Fund, board of directors, 1987-1991; St. Louis City-St. 
Louis County Board of Electors, 1990-1991; Hannibal Planning Commission, 
chair, 1983-1986; Missouri, American, Metropolitan St. Louis and 10th Judicial 
Circuit (president, 1981-1982) Bar Associations; Missouri Law Review; Phi 
Delta Phi; American Judicature Society; Missouri Court Automation Commit- 
tee, chair, 2002-present. Awards: Missouri Judicial Conference Distinguished 
Service, 1999; Hannibal Kiwanian of the Year, 1983-1984; Legal Services of 
Northeast Missouri Outstanding Attorney, 1982. Appointed to the Court of 
Appeals, February 7, 1991. Retained in 1992 and 2004. Chief judge, 1996- 
1997. Term expires December 31, 2016. 



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PATRICIA L. COHEN 

Office phone: (314) 539-4330. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 815 Olive St., St. Louis, 63101 . 
Biography: Born May 24, 1956, in St. Louis. Educated at University of Michi- 
gan, B.A., with high honors, 1978; Cornell Law School, J.D., 1982. In private 
practice from 1982-1997. Member: American and Metroplitan St. Louis bar 
associations, Women Lawyer's Associations of Greater St. Louis, National 
Association of Women Judges. Former or present member: Missouri Board 
of Certified Court Reporters, chair; Supreme Court of Missouri Civil Rules 
Committee and Legislative Committee; Appellate Judge Education Commit- 
tee; Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel Congregation, trustee and vice president 
of administration. Appointed circuit judge for the 22nd judicial circuit on 
September 26, 1997. Retained in 1998. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, 
September 29, 2003. Retained in 2004. Chief judge, 2007-2008. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. 




KATHIANNE KNAUP CRANE 

Office phone: (314) 539-4385. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born October 28, 1945, in St. Louis. Educated at Washington 
Univ.; A.B.; Univ. of Strasbourg; St. Louis Univ., J.D., cum laude. Married 
to David D. Crane. Two children. Served in the Peace Corps, 1967-1968; 
practiced law in St. Louis, 1972-1980; assistant U.S. attorney, 1980-1990. 
Received Robert Walston Chubb Award from Legal Services of Eastern Mo., 
1 992; Vincent C. Immel 1998 Alumni Merit Award from St. Louis Univ. School 
of Law; the Chief Justice's Award, 2002; Nerinx Hall Woman of Excellence 
Award, 2005; Women Lawyers' Assoc. President's Award, 2006; Women's Jus- 
tice Award — Public Official 2010; and St. Louis University Women Law Stu- 
dent's Association Distinguished Honoree, 2010. Chair, Supreme Court Civil 
Rules Committee, 1 994-2003. Member: American Law Institute; Metropolitan 
St. Louis and American Bar assocs.; American Judicature Society; Fellow of 
the American and Mo. Bar Foundations; Women Lawyers' Assoc. Appointed 
to the Court of Appeals on July 9, 1990. Retained in 1992 and 2004. Chief 
judge, 1 995-1 996. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. 




ROBERT G. DOWD JR. 

Office phone: (314) 539-4351 . 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born March 6, 1951, in St. Louis. Served as United States Senate 
page, 1967. Educated at University of Missouri-St. Louis; Quincy College, 
B.A.; St. Mary's University, J.D. Married in 1982 to Denise Sandoz; they have 
three children. Engaged in private law practice with Dowd & Dowd PC. 
Elected magistrate judge, 1978. Retained as associate circuit judge, 1982. 
Member: Catholic Church; American, Missouri and Metropolitan St. Louis Bar 
associations; Lawyers Association; St. Mary's University Alumni Association. 
Former chair of Judicial Education Committee and the Trial Judge Educaton 
Committee; former chair of Judicial Finance Commission. Board of directors: 
CYC. Past member: Quincy College Alumni Association; Mental Health Asso- 
ciation; Daughters of St. Paul; Dismas House. Attended: National Judicial Col- 
lege, Reno, Nev.; American Academy of Judicial Education, Cambridge, Mass. 
Appointed circuit judge in 1985. Retained in 1986 and 1992. Appointed to 
the Court of Appeals, August 19, 1994. Retained in 1996 and 2008. Chief 
judge 1998-1 999. Term expires December 31, 2020. 



GARYM. GAERTNER JR. 

Office phone: (314) 539-4375. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born Dec. 17, 1964, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis Univ. 
School of Business, Honors Program, B.S., magna cum laude; St. Louis Univ. 
School of Law, J.D., cum laude. Married to Julie H. Sauer. They have seven 
children. Former associate of Bryan Cave; asst. state prosecutor, the Circuit 
Attorney's Office; asst. federal prosecutor, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the 
Eastern District of Missouri; and chair, U.S. Dept. of Justice Insurance Fraud 
Task Force for the Eastern District. Awarded: Adler-Rosecan, Childress and 
Thomas J. White Fellowships, Alpha Sigma Nu Honorary Scholastic Society 
and Law Review, St. Louis Univ. School of Law. Received John C. Shep- 
herd Professionalism Award, Bar Assoc. of Metropolitan St. Louis. Member: 
Catholic Church; Crusade Against Crime of America (Medal of Valor), board 
of directors and secretary. Appointed circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit, 
2000; retained 2002 and 2008. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, November 
2009; retained 2012. Term expires December 31, 2024. 



MARY KATHRYN HOFF 

Office phone: (314) 539-4356. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born Jan. 5, 1953, in St. Louis. Married with two children. Educated 
at University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., education, and St. Louis University, 
J.D. Served as assistant public defender, St. Louis City, 1978-1982, and was 
engaged in private law practice, 1982-1989. Member: Missouri Bar Associa- 
tion; Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association; Women Lawyers' Association of 
Greater St. Louis; National Association of Women Judges; Dean's Council, St. 
Louis University Law School; St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church. Former 
or present member: Natural Resources Commission, chair; Supreme Court 
Judicial Records Committee; Missouri Court Automation Committee; Supreme 
Court Family Court Committee; and Appellate Judicial Education Committee. 
Appointed circuit judge on May 15, 1989. Retained in 1990. Appointed to 
the Court of Appeals, December 15, 1995. Retained in 1998 and 2010. Chief 
judge, 2000-2001 . Term expires December 31, 2022. 



LAWRENCE E. MOONEY 

Office phone: (314) 539-4361. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq., Ste. 304; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born September 3, 1949, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis Uni- 
versity (A.B., J.D.). His life partner is Dr. James D. Reid. Engaged in private 
law practice (1974-1975; 1977-1978). Served in St. Louis County as assis- 
tant prosecuting attorney (1975-1977), first assistant prosecuting attorney 
(1979-1990) and executive assistant to the county executive (1991-1998). 
Chair of the Judicial Finance Commission. Member of the Drug Court Coor- 
dinating Commission; American Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association; 
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Louis County Bar Association; 
Lawyers Association of St. Louis; International Association of Lesbian and 
Gay Judges and Lawyers for Equality. Board member and secretary, Laumeier 
Sculpture Park. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, August 14, 1998. Retained 
in 2000 and 201 2. Chief judge, July 2002-June 2003. Term expires December 
31, 2024. 



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GLENN A. NORTON 

Office phone: (314) 539-4367. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 815 Olive St., St. Louis 63101 . 
Biography: Born in Macon, raised southeast of Anabel. Educated: Westminster 
College, B.A., English; Univ. of Mo. -Columbia, J. D. Married to Colleen Dolan; 
they have four children and six grandchildren. Practiced law in New London. 
Asst. prosecuting attorney, Ralls Co. Elected assoc. circuit judge, Ralls Co., 
1994, 1998. Chief legal counsel to Gov. Bob Holden, 2001-2002. Member: 
Supreme Court Trial Judge Education Committee, chair; Supreme Court 
Coordinating Comm.; Judicial Branch Exec. Council; Legislative Committee; 
Supreme Court Comm. on Children's Justice, vice chair; Disproportionate 
Minority Confinement Governing Bd.; Mo. Assoc. of Probate and Assoc. 
Judges, past pres.; Mo. Municipal and Assoc. Circuit Judges Assoc., bd. of 
directors; Mo. Statewide Legal Svcs. Comm. for Low Income Missourians; 
Supreme Court Judicial Records Committee, 2002-2009; Action for Autism, 
bd. of directors and exec, committee; Howard Park School for Develop- 
mentally Challenged Children, chair, bd. of directors and exec, committee. 
Judicial education instructor in Mo. and other states. Faculty, the Natl. Judicial 
College. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, 2002. Retained in 2004. Chief 
judge, July 2005-June 2006. Term expires December 31, 2016. 




KURTS. ODENWALD 

Office phone: (314) 539-4341 . 

Office address: One Post Office Sq., 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born November 17, 1954, in St. Louis. Educated at University of 
Missouri-St Louis, magna cum laude, B.A. in political science; St. Louis Uni- 
versity School of Law, cum laude, J.D. Recipient of fellowship to study Ger- 
man law through the German Academic Exchange Service and the Ministry 

of Justice for NordRhein-Westfallen. Former member and chairman of the St. PhotO not 

Louis County Council. Married to Sandra M. Odenwald; four children. Previ- .. , . 

ously employed as associate general counsel for Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Served available 
as assistant public defender, City of St. Louis. Partner with Guilfoil, Petzall 
& Shoemake prior to appointment to the bench. Member: St. Michael the 
Archangel Catholic Church; Missouri Bar Association; Bar Association of Met- 
ropolitan St. Louis. Appointed to the Court of Appeals on October 30, 2007. 
Retained in 2008. Chief judge, 201 1-2012. Term expires December 31 , 2020. 



ANGELA TURNER QUIGLESS 

Office phone: (314) 539-4346. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq., 815 Olive St., St. Louis 63101 . 
Biography: Education at University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A. in sociology; 
St. Louis University Law School, J.D. Practiced law at the Missouri Depart- 
ment of Revenue; Missouri Public Service Commission; St. Louis Circuit 
Attorney's Office; St. Louis City Counselor's Office and the U.S. Attorney's 
Office for Eastern District of Missouri. Member: Missouri Bar; Bar Association 
of Metropolitan St. Louis; American Bar Association; National Bar Association 
of Women Judges; Lawyers Association of St. Louis and the Mound City Bar 
Association. Appointed associate circuit judge for the 22nd Judicial Circuit, 
February 1995 and circuit judge, January 2003. Appointed to the Missouri 
Court of Appeals, April 201 2. Term expires December 31 , 2024. 




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ROY L. RICHTER 

Office phone: (314) 539-4300. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born in St. Louis. Undergraduate degree from Drury University, 
Springfield; law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Elected as 
prosecuting attorney of Montgomery County, 1977-1978. Elected as probate/ 
magistrate judge of Montgomery County, 1979. Became an associate circuit 
udge on January 2, 1979. Re-elected in 1982-2002. Served 15 years as the 
uvenile division judge for the 12th Circuit. Past president: Missouri Associa- 
ion of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, Missouri Council of Juvenile and 
Family Court Judges and Kiwanis Club of Montgomery City. Served on The 
Missouri Bar's Judicial Article Review Commission and Missouri Supreme 
Court committees including: Circuit Court Budget Committee, Judge Transfer 
Committee, Fine Collection Center and Municipal Judge Education. Appoint- 
ed to the Court of Appeals, January 6, 2006, by Gov. Matt Blunt. Retained 
November 2008. Chief judge, 201 0-201 1 . Term expires December 31 , 2020. 




SHERRI B. SULLIVAN 

Office phone: (314) 539-4381. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Born September 20, 1953, in St. Louis. Undergraduate degree 
from University of Missouri-St. Louis, B.S., administration of justice; law 
degree, St. Louis University, J.D. Married with two children. Member: Ameri- 
can Bar Association; Metropolitan St. Louis Bar Association, Women Lawyers' 
Association of Greater St. Louis, National Association of Women Judges. 
Appointed associate circuit judge of the 22nd Judicial Circuit, February 27, 
1989. Appointed circuit judge October 17, 1994. Retained in 1996. Appoint- 
ed to the Court of Appeals, August 5, 1999. Retained in 2000 and 2012. Chief 
judge 2003-2004. Term expires December 31, 2024. 



LISA VAN AMBERG 

Office phone: (314) 539-4391. 

Office address: One Post Office Sq.; 81 5 Olive St., St. Louis 631 01 . 
Biography: Educated at Washington University, B.A. in political science; St. 
Louis University School of Law, J.D.. Practiced law in St. Louis until appointed 
Circuit Judge. Member: Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. 
Louis; Lawyers Association of St. Louis; Women Lawyers' Association; Ameri- 
can Bar Association and American Judicature Society. Received President's 
Award from Women Lawyers' Association, the Robert Walston Chubb Award 
from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, the Horace Mann Award from MNEA 
and the Legal Services to Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liber- 
ties Union. Appointed circuit judge 2003. Appointed to the Missouri Court of 
Appeals, Eastern District, August 2012. Term expires 2014. 




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Appellate J udges, Southern District 



300 Hammons Pkwy., Springfield 65806 
Telephone: (417) 895-6811 / FAX: (417) 895-6817 
Clerk: Sandra L Skinner 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The Southern District Court of Appeals meets 
in Springfield and in Poplar Bluff. Judges are 
named to 12-year terms under a nonpartisan se- 
lection plan set out in the Missouri Constitution. 
Each of the district's seven judges earns an annual 
salary of $134,685. Members of the court elect 
one from their number to act as chief judge. 

Territorial jurisdiction: 

The counties of Barry, Barton, Bollinger, But- 
ler, Camden, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Crawford, 



Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Dunklin, Greene, 
Hickory, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, 
Maries, McDonald, Mississippi, New Madrid, 
Newton, Oregon, Ozark, Pemiscot, Phelps, 
Polk, Pulaski, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, 
St. Clair, Stoddard, Stone, Taney, Texas, Wayne, 
Webster and Wright. 

Except by different stipulation of the parties, 
all cases from the counties of Bollinger, Butler, 
Carter, Crawford, Dent, Dunklin, Iron, Mississippi, 
New Madrid, Oregon, Pemiscot, Reynolds, Ripley, 
Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne will be heard 
at Poplar Bluff. 




WILLIAM W. FRANCIS JR. 

Office phone: (41 7) 895-6820. 

Office Address: 300 Hammons Pkwy., Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Chief judge. Born in Springfield. Educated at Southwest Missouri 
State Univ. (B.S., 1974) and Univ. of Mo.-Columbia (J.D., 1977). Married 
Beverly A. Francis; they have three children. Practiced law with Miller, Fair- 
man, Sanford & Carr as an associate (1977-1982). Partner: Miller & Sanford 
(1982-1989) and Placzek & Francis (1989-2010). Judge Francis is the author 
of many publications. Member: First & Calvary Presbyterian Church, ordained 
deacon, elder and former trustee; Founders Club, Mo. State Univ.; American 
Cancer Society; Missouri Bar (1 977-present), vice chair, Insurance Law 
Committee (1979-1988), Workers' Comp. Committee (1981-2010), chair 
(1988-2000), vice chair (1992-1997), Legislative Review Subcommittee 
(2003-2005); Springfield Metropolitan Bar Assoc., president (1987), bd. of 
directors (1985-1986), Library Committee (1984), Charter & Bylaws Commit- 
tee (1 986), Workers' Comp. Committee, chair (1 991 ), Medical/Legal Workers' 
Comp. Committee (1990-1996) and Bench/Bar Committee (2007-2010). 
Appointed to the Court of Appeals, May 201 0. Retained in 201 2. Term expires 
December 31, 2024. 



JEFF BATES 

Office phone: (41 7) 895-6824. 

Office address: 300 Hammons Pkwy., Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Educated at Southwest Missouri State University (B.S., 1979) and 
the University of Missouri-Columbia (J-D., 1984). Practiced law in Spring- 
field for 19 years prior to being appointed to the bench. Member: Order of 
the Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Missouri Law Review; Springfield Metropolitan and 
Missouri Bar Associations. Appointed to the Court of Appeals November 14, 
2003, for a term beginning on December 1, 2003. Retained in 2006. Term 
expires December 31, 2018. 




DON E. BURRELL JR. 

Office phone: (417) 895-6826. 

Office Address: 300 Hammons Pkwy, Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Chief judge, 2011-13. Born December 1960 in Springfield. 
Educated at Missouri State University, formerly Southwest Missouri State Uni- 
versity (B.S., 1983) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (J.D., 1991). 
Married Denise Campfield on May 28, 1 983. They have one son, Brooks, and 
one daughter, Claire. Practiced law in Kansas City and Springfield. Member: 
UMKC Law Review; Order of Bench and Robe; Springfield Metropolitan 
and Missouri Bar Associations; Judiciary's Legislative Committee; Trial Court 
Education Committee (chair); Missouri Juvenile Court Improvement Project; 
Greene County Teen Court and Kids' Court; Grace Classical Academy Board; 
Victory Trade School Community Advisory Board. Elected circuit judge of the 
31st judicial circuit in 1998. Re-elected in 2000 and 2006 (3 years as Presid- 
ing judge). Inaugural recipient of Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association's 
Judicial Excellence award in 2007. Appointed to the Court of Appeals January 
13, 2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2022. 



GARY W. LYNCH 

Office phone: (417) 895-6825. 

Office Address: 300 Hammons Pkwy, Ste. 300, Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Born June 19, 1952, in St. Petersburg, Fl. Educated at Southwest 
Baptist University (B.A. in mathematics and elementary education, 1974) 
and the University of Missouri-Columbia (J.D., 1976). Married Dana J. 
Cochran on August 17, 1974. They have two sons. Practiced law in Bolivar 
(1977-2002). Served as associate circuit judge of Polk County in the 30th 
judicial circuit (2003-2006). Member: Missouri Law Review; Polk County, 
Springfield Metropolitan and Missouri Bar associations. Appointed to the 
Court of Appeals January 6, 2006, for a term beginning on February 1, 2006. 
Retained in 2008. Term expires December 31, 2020. 



NANCY STEFFEN RAHMEYER 

Office phone: (417) 895-6823. 

Office Address: 300 Hammons Pkwy, Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Born October 10, 1951, in Spencer, Iowa. Educated at Iowa State 
University, B.S., history; Southwest Missouri State University, M.S., educa- 
tion; University of Arkansas, J.D. Was a clerk in the Federal District Court, 
1987-1989; served as part-time municipal judge in Springfield 1993-2001. 
Engaged in private law practice in Springfield. Member: Missouri and Spring- 
field Bar Associations; Arkansas Law Review. Appointed to the Court of 
Appeals, February 1, 2001. Retained in 2002. Term expires December 31, 
2014. 



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DANIEL E. SCOTT 

Office phone: (41 7) 895-6822. 

Office Address: 300 Hammons Pkwy., Springfield 65806. 
Biography: Born September 29, 1955, in Herington, Kan.; grew up in Trenton. 
Educated at University of Missouri-Rolla, Central Missouri State University 
(B.S., 1977) and University of Missouri (J.D., 1980). Married Trina Pohle (J.D., 
1981) in 1981; they have two daughters and a son. Practiced law in Joplin 
and served as assistant county prosecutor and special prosecutor. Order of the 
Coif; Phi Delta Phi; Missouri Law Review; Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award; 
Missouri Bar Board of Governors; and YLS chair. Member: The Missouri 
Bar and Jasper County Bar Association. Appointed to the Court of Appeals 
September 2006; retained in 2008. Chief judge, 2009-2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2020. 



MARYW. SHEFFIELD 

Office phone: (41 7) 895-6818 

Office address: 300 Hammons Pkwy., Springfield 65806 
Biography: Born July 26, 1955, in Durham, N.C. Educated at North Carolina 
State University (B.A., 1976) and University of Miami (J.D., 1980). Editor: 
Lawyer of the Americas Journal of International Law. Married Dr. W. Kent 
Wray. Has two daughters, Jennifer and Katherine; one son Christopher. For- 
mer pres. of the National College of Probate Judges and past pres. of the Blue 
Ridge Institute for Juvenile and Family Law Judges. Appointed to serve as one 
of four U.S. International Liaison Network Judges for the Hague Convention 
on Child Abduction. Co-founded the Russell House in Phelps Co. Appointed 
to the Missouri Task Force on Aging-Out. Appointed by the Missouri Supreme 
Court to chair the Missouri Family Court Committee. Received the CASA 
HOPE Award, 2011. Recipient of the Missouri Lawyers Weekly's Women's 
Justice Awards honoree class, 2012. Involved in her Rotary Club, PEO, and in 
the First United Methodist Church and the board for the Phelps Co. Commu- 
nity Partnership Program. Elected as associate circuit judge, 1983. Presiding 
circuit judge, 25th Judicial Circuit, 2004 and 201 0. Appointed to the Court of 
Appeals, December 2012. Term expires December 31, 2014. 




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Appellate J udges, Western District 



1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64 106 
Clerk: Terence G. Lord 

Telephone: (816) 889-3600 / TAX: (816) 889-3668 
www. courts, mo.gov 

The Western District Court of Appeals is 
headquartered in Kansas City. The court primar- 
ily hears cases in Kansas City but also sits in lo- 
cations throughout the district. Judges are named 
to 12-year terms under a nonpartisan selection 
plan set out in the Missouri Constitution. Each of 
the district's 1 1 judges earns an annual salary of 
$1 34,685. The chief judge serves a two-year term 
by rotation, generally according to seniority. 



Territorial Jurisdiction: 

The counties of Adair, Andrew, Atchison, 
Bates, Benton, Boone, Buchanan, Caldwell, 
Callaway, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Clay, Clinton, 
Cole, Cooper, Daviess, DeKalb, Gentry, Grundy, 
Harrison, Henry, Holt, Howard, Jackson, John- 
son, Lafayette, Linn, Livingston, Macon, Mer- 
cer, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Nodaway, Pettis, 
Platte, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Saline, Schuyler, 
Sullivan, Vernon and Worth. 




JAMES E. WELSH 

Office phone: (816) 889-3632. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Chief judge. Born May 26, 1948, in Brookfield. Educated at Parks 
College of Aeronautical Technology; St. Louis Univ., B.S., aeronautics, 1969; 
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. 1975. Married Theresa M. Kaszko, 
1968. They have two daughters. Worked for aeronautics company, 1969- 
1975; law clerk to Judge Turnage, Missouri Court of Appeals, 1975-1976; a 
law firm, 1976-1985; Liberty municipal judge, 1983-1985; associate circuit 
judge, 1985-1988; circuit court judge, 1988-2007. Adjunct professor, Univ. 
of Missouri-Kansas City Law School. Member St. James Church; Missouri, 
Clay County and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar assocs. Served as vice pres. 
and pres. of Missouri Circuit Judges Assoc. and Clay and Platte Municipal 
and Associate Judges Assoc.; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Court 
Assoc., treasurer and secretary. Appointed to the Court of Appeals November 
5, 2007. Term expires by age on May 26, 2018. 




ALOKAHUJA 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-3601 . 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born in Raipur, India. Educated at the University of Kansas, B.A., 
philosophy and English literature; Yale Law School, J.D. Married to Nina J. 
Ahuja. They have two daughters. Following graduation from law school, Judge 
Ahuja served as a law clerk to Judge Richard D. Cudahy on the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago from 1988-1989 and engaged in 
private practice in Washington, DC, from 1989-1992. He returned to Kansas 
City in 1992, where he practiced with the Lathrop & Gage law firm as an 
associate (1992-1997) and member (1997-2007). Appointed to the Court 
of Appeals December 19, 2007. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2022. 



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JOSEPH M. ELLIS 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-3622. 
Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born October 25, 1946, in St. Louis. Educated at Univ. of Mis- 
souri-St. Louis, B.A., history; Washington Univ., J.D.; managing editor, Urban 
Law Annual. Married Linda Basler June 11, 1966; they have a daughter. 
Practiced law, 1972-1993. Served in U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Inves- 
tigations and Judge Advocate General's Corps. Was municipal judge, City of 
Macon, 1987-1993. Member: Immaculate Conception Church; American, 
Missouri Young Lawyers Section, 1975-1983, chair 1981-1982 bd. of gov- 
ernors, 1982-1990; division of judicial administration, chair, 2004-present; 
41 st judicial circuit (past president) and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assocs.; 
1970 White House Conference on Children, planner; Blue Ribbon Comm., 
Future of Services to Children, 1987; Industrial Development Authority of 
Macon, pres., 1978-1993; the Bar Plan Foundation, trustee, 1994-1997; I 
Comm. on Judicial Independence, 2005. Awards: Outstanding Jaycee, 1973; I 
Missouri Bar President's Award, 2005. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, I 
August 4, 1993. Retained in 1994 and 2006. Chief judge, 2002-2004. Term I 
expires by age on October 25, 201 6. 





ANTHONY REX GABBERT 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-3605. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born September 25, 1956. Educated Univ. of Mo.-KC, B.A. 1980; 
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 1985. He has two daughters. Private 
practice 1986, 1991-94; asst. pros, atty., Clay County, 1987-91; pros, atty., 
Gladstone, 1991-93; municipal judge, N. Kansas City, 1993-94; assoc. cir- 
cuit judge, circuit court, Clay Co., 1994-2004; circuit judge, circuit court of 
Clay Co., 2004-13 (served as pres. judge 2008-10); Member: Missouri Bar; 
Kansas Bar Assoc.; Clay Co. Bar Assoc. (past sec.-treas.); Kansas City Metro- 
politan Bar Assoc.; American Judges Assoc.; past member: Circuit Judge, Exec. 
Council of the Missouri Judiciary; bd. member of the Missouri Judicial Leg. 
Steering Comm.; bd. member of the Missouri Municipal and Assoc. Circuit 
Judges' Assoc.; 6th Cong. Dist. member of the 1993 U.S. Attorney and U.S. 
Marshall nomination selection comm.; bd. of trustees, Clay-Platte- Ray Mental 
Health Tax Levy comm.; bd. of trustees of North Kansas City Hospital (past 
sec); adjunct faculty: Mid-American Nazarene Univ.; Ottawa Univ.; Park 
Univ.; Penn Valley Comm. College; Rockhurst Univ.; William Jewell College. 
Appointed to the Court of Appeals, April 3, 2013. Term expires December 
31, 2014. 



LISA WHITE HARDWICK 

Office phone: (816) 889-3611. 

Office address: 1 300 Oak St., Kansas City 641 06. 

Biography: Born October 5, 1960, in Kansas City. Educated at University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.J., 1982; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1985. Practiced 
law with Shook, Hardy & Bacon in Kansas City as associate (1 985-1 991 ) and 
partner (1992-2000). Elected to Jackson County Legislature (1993-2000). 
Member: St. James United Methodist Church; Jackson County and Kansas 
City Metropolitan Bar associations; Rockhurst High School, board of trustees; 
Swope Community Enterprises and Swope Health Services, board of directors; 
Supreme Court of Missouri Appellate Practice Committee, chair. Appointed 
circuit judge of Jackson County, 16th Judicial Circuit in 2000. Appointed to 
the Court of Appeals May 2, 2001; chief judge, 2010-2012. Retained in 2002. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. 




VICTOR C. HOWARD 

Office phone: (816) 889-3626. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born July 9, 1952, in Kansas City. Graduate of Central Missouri 
State University, B.S., 1973; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1976. 
He has three sons. Served: North Kansas City Board of Education, 1 977-1 993, 
secretary; law clerk to Judge William Marsh, Jackson County Circuit Court, 
1977; Clay County deputy county counselor, 1977-1991; Youth Friends 
Advisory Board, chair; Adult and Community Education Advisory Committee, 
board member. Member: Tri County Mental Health Supportive Employment 
Task Force; Domestic Violence Community Response Team, board; Kansas 
City Consensus Leadership Task Force; Kansas City Board of Zoning Adjust- 
ment, 1991-1993; Clay County Bar Association, president, 1992-1993. 
Practiced law until his appointment as a Clay County circuit judge in 1993. 
Retained in 1994. Appointed to the Court of Appeals, October 11, 1996. 
Retained in 1 998. Term expires by age on July 9, 2022. 



CYNTHIA LYNETTE MARTIN 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-361 7. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born July 1, 1959, in Clinton. Educated at Lee's Summit High 
School, 1977; William Jewell College, summa cum laude, B.A. comm. and 
B.A. psychology, 1 981 ; Univ. of Mo.-KC School of Law, Order of the Coif, J.D. 
1984. Married to James D. Martin. She has two sons. Engaged in private prac- 
tice for 25 yrs., the last 1 yrs. as a solo practitioner. Member: Natl. Conf. of Bar 
Examiners, bd. of trustees, 2011; Missouri Bd. of Law Examiners, 2001-2011; 
KC Metropolitan Bar Foundation, pres., 2002-2003; Kansas City Metropolitan 
Bar Assoc., pres., 1999; Young Lawyers Section of the KCMBA, pres., 1990; 
16th Circuit Judicial Nominating Comm., lawyer member, 2004-2009; Assoc. 
for Women Lawyers; Lee's Summit Educational Foundation, bd. member, 
2006-2009; Southeastern Jackson County Citizens Assoc., bd. member, 2002- 
2009; Lee's Summit North Music Parents Organization, pres., 2005-2006. List- 
ed Among the Best of the Bar by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly 2003, 2005-2009. 
Listed as Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyer, 2006-2009. Women's Justice 
Award, Public Official, 2010. Appointed to the Court of Appeals October 13, 
2009. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 2024. 



KAREN KING MITCHELL 

Office phone: (816) 889-3620. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born November 28, 1958, in Kansas City. Married to Gregory C. 
Mitchell, Esq.; they have one son, Samuel H. Mitchell. Educated at the Univ. 
of Mo.-Columbia, B.A., and the Univ. of Mo.-KC, J.D. Served as a law clerk 
to the Hon. Fernando J. Gaitan, Missouri Circuit Court, 16th Judicial Circuit, 

1984- 1985, and the Hon. Charles B. Blackmar, Supreme Court of Missouri, 

1985- 1986. Served as an asst. attorney general, office of the Missouri Attor- 
ney General, 1987-2009; chief deputy attorney general, 1999-2009; and 
state solicitor, 1996-1999. Member: Saint Andrews Lutheran Church, ELCA; 
Missouri Supreme Court Trial Judge Education Comm.; Kansas City Assoc. 
for Women Lawyers Connections Program. Former member: Bd. of Gover- 
nors of The Missouri Bar; Elwood L. Thomas Inn of Court; Missouri Supreme 
Court Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases; Missouri Supreme Court 
Appellate Practice Committee and Judicial Task Force for Gender and Justice. 
Recipient of the David J. Dixon Award for outstanding appellate advocacy. 
Appointed to the Court of Appeals July 9, 2009. Retained in 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2022. 



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THOMAS H. NEWTON 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-3629. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born April 23, 1952, in Washington, DC. Graduate of Howard 
University, Washington, DC, B.A., J.D. Married to Renee Pryor of Kansas City. 
They have one daughter. Member: Swope Parkway United Christian Church. 
Former assistant prosecuting attorney, Jackson County, 1984-1987; former 
assistant United States attorney, Western District, 1987-1993. Appointed cir- 
cuit judge on September 7, 1993. Retained in 1994. Appointed to the Court 
of Appeals, November 1, 1999. Retained in 2000 and 2012. Chief judge, 
2008-201 0. Term expires by age April 23, 2022. 



MARK D. PFEIFFER 

Office phone: (81 6) 889-3614. 

Office address: 1300 Oak St., Kansas City 64106. 

Biography: Born May 25, 1967. Married to Tracey Wright Pfeiffer; they have 
two sons, Wilson and Brady. Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster 
College. Juris Doctor degree from Univ. of Mo.-Columbia School of Law. 
Private law practice with Farrington & Curtis (1992-1995), Springfield, Mo; 
and Bley & Pfeiffer, PC. (1995-2009), Columbia, Mo. The Missouri Bar (Bd. 
of Governors, 1998-1999, Legislative Review Committee, 1997-2009; Tort 
Law Committee, 1997-2007). Boone County Bar Assoc. (treasurer, 1998, 
chair; 13th Judicial Circuit Civil Litigation Pattern Interrogatories Committee, 
1998; Practice and Procedure Committee, 1999-2004, chairman; Board of 
Jail Visitors Committee, 1998-2009). Natl. Bd. of Trial Advocacy, judicial 
fellow. Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Assoc., member. The Crossing Evangeli- 
cal Church, member. Daniel Boone Little League Baseball, volunteer coach 
and bd. member (1995-2009). Columbia Youth Basketball Assoc., volunteer 
coach (2002-2009). Appointed by Gov. Jeremiah W. (jay) Nixon to the Court 
of Appeals, May 6, 2009. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2022. 





GARY D. WITT 

Office phone: (816) 889-3608. 

Office address: 1 300 Oak St., Kansas City 641 06. 

Biography: Born Feb. 2, 1965, in Smithville. Graduate of William Jewell Col- 
lege, B.A., 1987; Univ. of Mo.-Columbia, J.D., 1990. Married to Angie LaRose 
Witt, 1994. Practiced law, Witt, Hicklin and Witt, PC. until his appt. as a Platte 
Co. assoc. circuit judge, 1 998-201 0. State rep., 29th Dist., 1 991-96 (chair, Judi- 
ciary and Ethics Comm. and Special Comm. on Impeachment); asst. city atty. 
and pros, for four cities; Governor's Comm. on Driving While Intoxicated and 
Impaired Driving, 1991; Governor's Task Force on Urban Violence, 1993; Mis- 
souri Probate and Assoc. Circuit Judges Assoc. (past pres.); Interim Leg. Comm. 
on Judicial Resources, 2003; Chief Justice Advisory Council, 2005-10. Member 
Platte Co.: Bar Assoc. (pres., 2002-03); Eleemosynary Society; Mechanical and 
Ag. Society (stockholder); Historical Society (life member). Member: Edward 
D. Ellison Inn, UMKC Law School (judicial master); Judicial Conf. Leg. Comm. 
(chair); Walter Pope Binns Public Service Fellow; William Jewell College, Ten 
Outstanding Young Missourians, 1993; Mo. Jaycees, 1993. Voted Best Assoc. 
Circuit Judge; Missouri Lawyer's Weekly newspaper reader's poll 2009. Appoint- 
ed to the Court of Appeals, February 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2024. 



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255 




Missouri Circuit 
Courts 

Missouri's first two circuit courts were estab- 
lished in 1815. The 1820 Constitution provided 
for the creation of four circuits, each containing 
from four to eight counties. The number of cir- 
cuits has increased over the years; today, 45 cir- 
cuits operate in Missouri. 

The first circuit judges were appointed by the 
governor and confirmed by the Senate. The life 
term of the judges and their method of appoint- 
ment proved unpopular, however; in 1850, the 
constitution was amended to provide for popular 
election. Most circuit judges are elected today, 
though judges in six circuits — Clay, Greene, Jack- 
son, Platte and St. Louis counties and the city of 
St. Louis — are selected under provisions of the 
Nonpartisan Court Plan. 

Constitutional amendments approved by 
Missouri voters in 1976 provide that the circuit 
courts shall be courts of original civil and crimi- 
nal jurisdiction. All trials start at this level. Former 
courts of limited jurisdiction became divisions of 
the circuit court effective January 2, 1 979. 

Within the divisions of the circuit court, there 
are three levels of jurisdiction: circuit, associate 
and municipal. Circuit judges may act within all 
circuit jurisdictions. 

The number of circuit judges is determined by 
the General Assembly. The constitution requires 
at least one circuit judge in each of Missouri's 45 
judicial circuits. 

Associate circuit judges may hear matters 
pending in the circuit court or assigned by the 
Supreme Court. Associate circuit judges hear all 
cases pursuant to chapter 517, RSMo, and have 
concurrent jurisdiction over all cases pending in 
the circuit court. 

The constitution requires at least one resident 
associate circuit judge in each county. The stat- 
utes authorize additional associate circuit judges 
depending on county populations. Presently, 
there are 195 associate circuit judges. 



Municipalities with 400,000 or more people 
must establish a municipal division over which a 
municipal judge presides. Communities of fewer 
than 400,000 people may establish municipal 
divisions to hear ordinance violations, or the mu- 
nicipality may request that these matters be heard 
in the associate division of the circuit court. Mu- 
nicipal judges are paid locally. 

By statute, each circuit judge appoints a court 
reporter, and the court in each circuit appoints 
a juvenile officer. A circuit clerk in each county 
is selected according to law, and salaries are set 
by statute. 

Circuit court judges must be at least 30 years 
old, residents of their circuit, U.S. citizens for 10 
years and Missouri voters for three years. Circuit 
judges serve six-year terms. Associate circuit 
judges must be at least 25 years old, Missouri 
voters and residents of the counties they serve. 
Associate circuit judges serve four-year terms. 

Circuit court judges each earn $127,020 
annually; associate circuit court judges earn 
$116,858. Compensation is determined by stat- 
ute (section 476.405, RSMo). 

The Fine Collection Center 

The Supreme Court of Missouri established 
the Fine Collection Center pursuant to section 
476.385, RSMo. It is a central bureau authorized 
by statute to process certain traffic, conservation 
and watercraft violations for the courts. The cen- 
ter began operation July 1, 1999, and all courts 
now participate in the center's program. 

Offenders who receive citations eligible to be 
processed by the center have the option of plead- 
ing guilty by paying their fine and costs directly 
to the center or by pleading not guilty and having 
their citations sent to the county or circuit pros- 
ecutor. When the offender pleads guilty and pays 
the fine and costs, the center issues a record of 
conviction and sends it to the Missouri Depart- 
ment of Revenue and the Missouri State Highway 
Patrol. All fines and costs are distributed to the 
local jurisdiction and the appropriate state agen- 
cies. 

Policy and oversight of the center is provided 
by a committee consisting of at least seven as- 
sociate circuit judges appointed by the Supreme 
Court of Missouri. The committee establishes and 
maintains the uniform fine schedule in use by the 
center. 



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Circuit Court J udges 




Circuit 1 
GARY DIAL 

Office address: Scotland County Courthouse, 1 1 7 S. Market, Room 205, Memphis 63555; 

phone (660) 465-7012. 

Counties: Clark, Schuyler and Scotland. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born October 12, 1955, in Kirksville. Educated at Truman 
State, formerly known as Northeast Missouri State University, B.A., political science, 
1977; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1980. Married Lana Porter July 29, 1978. 
They have two children, Lydia and Brian. Engaged in private practice in Memphis. Served 
as prosecuting attorney of Scotland County, 1981-1996; city attorney for Memphis. 
Member: Missouri and American Bar associations. Appointed circuit judge on January 
30, 1996; elected November 1996 to fill an unexpired term. Re-elected: 1998, 2004 and 
201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Democrat. 



Circuit 2 

RUSSELL E. STEELE 

Office address: Adair County Courthouse, 3rd Fl., 106 W. Washington, Kirksville 63501; 
phone (660) 665-3145. 
Counties: Adair, Knox and Lewis. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born February 27, 1952, in Kirksville. Graduate of Univer- 
sity of Missouri-Columbia, A.B., economics, 1974; J.D., 1977. In private law practice, 
1977-1997. Member: Missouri, Adair County and American Bar associations. Appointed 
circuit judge December 1997. Elected: 1998, 2000, 2006 and 201 2. Term expires Decem- 
ber 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 3 
JACK PEACE 

Office address: 802 E. Main, Princeton 64673; phone (660) 748-3430. 
Counties: Grundy, Harrison, Mercer and Putnam. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born July 20, 1951, in Princeton. Education: Northwest Mis- 
souri State University, B.S., business administration, 1973; University of Missouri-Kansas 
City, J.D., 1976. Private practice of law, Andereck, Evans, Milne, Peace & Widger, in 
Trenton, 1976-2006; Missouri Bar Association Board of Governors, Third Judicial Bar 
Association; Elected circuit judge: November 2006. Term expires December 31, 2018. 
Republican. 



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Circuit 4 

ROGER M. PROKES 

Office address: 305 N. Main, Ste. 204, Maryville 64468; phone (660) 582-4231. 
Counties: Atchison, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway and Worth. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Bom November 10, 1951, in Scottsbluff, Neb. Graduate of 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S., business administration, 1973; J.D., 1976. Married 
Julie A. Willson, June 2, 1975. They have five children. Engaged in general law practice 
in northwest Missouri for 24 years. Former assistant professor of business law and adjunct 
professor of education law at Northwest Missouri State University. ASTAR trained. Mem- 
ber: Presiding Judges Executive Committee and Circuit Judges Association Executive 
Committee. Elected circuit judge: 2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2018. Republican. 



Circuit 5 — Division 3 
PATRICK ROBB 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 41 1 Jules, St. Joseph 64501 ; phone (81 6) 
271-1444. 

Counties: Andrew and Buchanan. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born November 6, 1955. Graduate of Southeast Missouri 
State University, B.A., political science; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D.; Married 
Carol Ganter. They have two children, Nick and Andrea. Served as assistant prosecuting 
attorney in Buchanan County and practiced law for seven years. Elected associate circuit 
judge in 1986. Member: St. Joseph Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Missouri 
Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Natl. Council of Juvenile and Family Court 
Judges; chair, Supreme Court Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases; and Presiding 
Judges' Executive Committee. Elected circuit judge: 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2012. 
Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 5 — Division 1 
RANDALL R. JACKSON 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 41 1 Jules, St. Joseph 64501 ; phone (81 6) 
271-1447. 

Counties: Andrew and Buchanan. 

Biography: Born July 1 9, 1 949, in St. Joseph. Educated at Missouri Western State College; 
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., political science, 1971; J.D., 1974. Married Vicki 
Leigh Burton August 22, 1981. They have two sons, Garrett and Tyler. Former assistant 
city attorney and prosecutor for the city of St. Joseph; engaged in private law practice. 
Appointed magistrate judge January 1977, served through December 1978. Elected 
associate circuit judge in 1978, 1982 and 1986. Member: Green Valley Baptist Church, 
Missouri Western College Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Committee and St. 
Joseph and Missouri Bar associations. Received W. Oliver Rasch Award for outstanding 
article in Journal of Missouri Bar, 1 999. Appointed circuit judge February 8, 1 988. Elected: 
and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 



8, 1994,2000,2006 



Circuit 5 — Division 2 
WELDON C. JUDAH 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 41 1 Jules, St. Joseph 64501 ; phone (81 6) 
271-1441. 

Counties: Andrew and Buchanan. 

Biography: Born July 2, 1949, in St. Joseph. Graduate of Missouri Western State College, 
B.S., business administration; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1980. Married 
Linda C. Bachman. They have two daughters, Idean and Abigail. Admitted to The Missouri 
Bar, 1980; in private practice, 1981. Appointed Buchanan County assistant prosecutor, 
1982-1986; elected St. Joseph municipal judge, 1986-1988; Buchanan County associate 
circuit judge, 1988, 1990 and 1 994. Appointed circuit judge: 1995. Elected: 1996, 1998, 
2004 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Democrat. 




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Circuit 5 — Division 4 
DANIEL F. KELLOGG 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 41 1 Jules, St. Joseph 64501; phone (816) 
271-1477. 

Counties: Andrew and Buchanan. 

Biography: Born Feb. 1, 1960, in St. Joseph. Graduate of Missouri Western State Univer- 
sity, B.S., B.A. 1982; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1988. Married Jennifer Lang 
December 30, 1988. They have four children: Xan, Joseph, Annaka and Jomel. Engaged 
in private practice in Kansas City, 1988-1990. Served as an asst. prosecuting attorney 
for Buchanan County and practiced law from 1990-1995. Appointed associate circuit 
judge in 1995 by Gov. Carnahan and retained in 1996 and 1998. Member: Wellspring 
Community Church; Central Standard Chorus; Robidoux Resident Theatre; St. Joseph Area 
Chamber of Commerce; Bd. of Trustees for the Natl. Assoc. of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; American, Missouri, 
and St. Joseph Bar associations; Board Member of the Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals and Missouri 
Western Arts Society. Elected circuit judge: 2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 6 — Division 2 
OWENS LEE HULL JR. 

Office address: Platte County Courthouse, 41 5 Third St., Ste. 65, Platte City 64079; phone 
(816) 858-3436. 
County: Platte. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born September 1, 1943. Graduate of University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, B.S., public administration; University of Missouri-Columbia School 
of Law, J.D. Served in U.S. Army 1968-1970; Vietnam veteran. Served in Platte County 
as prosecuting attorney, 1975-1976, 1 977-February 1978; magistrate judge, February 
1978-January 1979; associate circuit judge, January 1979-August 1998. Member: Mis- 
souri and Platte County Bar associations; Missouri Juvenile Justice Association. Appointed 
circuit judge: August 1998. Retained in 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 31, 
2012. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 6 — Division 1 
ABE SHAFER 

Office address: Platte County Courthouse, 41 5 Third St., Ste. 65, Platte City 64079; phone 
(816) 858-3431. 
County: Platte. 

Biography: Born July 1 8, 1 943, in Kansas City. Educated at University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia, B.S., business administration, 1 965; University of Kansas, J.D., 1 968. Married to Ann 
Shafer and has two children. Served as a Platte County prosecuting attorney, magistrate 
judge and associate circuit judge and practiced law for 29 years. Member: Weston Chris- 
tian Church; American, Missouri and Platte (former president) Bar associations. Appointed 
circuit judge, September 28, 1999. Retained in 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 
31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 7 — Division 4 
LARRY HARMAN 

Office address: Clay County Courthouse, 1 1 S. Water, Liberty 64068; phone (81 6) 407- 
3940. 

County: Clay. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born August 29, 1953, in St. Joseph. Graduated from William 
Jewell College, B.A.; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1975. Married Debra A. 
(Perry) Harman. They have three children. Member of Liberty United Methodist Church. 
Engaged in private practice, 1978. assistant public defender, Clay County; Clay County 
prosecuting attorney; municipal judge, Claycomo; city attorney, Smithville and Lathrop; 
prosecuting attorney, Liberty; special assistant attorney general, 1986-1987. Active with 
various local service groups and charities. Member: Kansas City Federation of Musicians 
34-627; past member of Missouri Masonic Home Board. Appointed circuit judge: August 26, 1992. Retained in 
1994, 2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 7 — Division 1 
SHANE T.ALEXANDER 

Office address: Clay County Courthouse, 11 S. Water, Liberty 64068; phone (816) 407- 
3910. 

County: Clay. 

Biography: Born May 8, 1968, in North Kansas City. Graduate of University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.A. history, 1990. Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy, 1990-1994. Graduate 
of University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1997. Married Amy Alexander in 1993; they 
have three children. Assistant prosecuting attorney, Buchanan County, 1997-1999; assis- 
tant prosecuting attorney, Clay County, 1999-2004; chief assistant prosecuting attorney, 
Clay County, 2004-2008; municipal judge, Excelsior Springs, 2004-2008; municipal 
prosecutor, Smithville, 2006-2008. Appointed circuit judge August 6, 2008. Elected in 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 7 — Division 2 
VACANCY 





Circuit 7 — Division 3 
K. ELIZABETH DAVIS 

Office address: Clay County Courthouse, 11 S. Water, Liberty 64068; phone (816) 407- 
3930. 

County: Clay. 

Biography: Completed undergrad from University of Kansas. Graduated law school from 
University of Kansas in 1 982. Assistant prosecuting attorney for Clay County Non-Support 
Division from 1982-1997. She is married and has one son. Appointed associate judge 
of Clay County, Division 5, in February, 1997. Appointed circuit judge for Division 3 in 
January, 2007. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 8 

DAVID H. MILLER 

Office address: Ray County Courthouse, PO Box 346, Richmond 64085; phone (816) 
776-3525. 

Counties: Carroll and Ray. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born October 6, 1947, in Springfield, Mo. Graduate of Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. (1 969), J.D. (1 975). Married to Valerie Miller with two 
children, Ian and Whitney. Served in the United States Navy, 1 969-1 972, with rank at dis- 
charge of lieutenant, senior rrade. General practice, 1975-1989. District public defender, 
1 989-2008. Served as president of Ray County Ambulance District, 1 985-2009. Member: 
Richmond United Methodist Church; Ray County and Missouri Bar Associations; and 
Richmond Kiwanis Club, past president. Elected 2010. Term expires December 31, 2018. 
Republican. 



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TERRY TSCHANNEN 

Office address: Linn County Courthouse, PO Box 84, Linneus 64653; phone (660) 895- 
5523. 

Counties: Chariton, Linn and Sullivan. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born June 14, 1963, in St. Louis. Graduated from University 
of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. business administration, 1985; University of South Carolina, 
J.D. 1988. Married to Barbara Tschannen; four children. Labor/employment law empha- 
sis 1988-1992; general practice 1992-2012. Elected 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2018. 




Circuit 1 

RACHEL BRINGER SHEPHERD 

Office address: Marion County Courthouse, 906 Broadway, Hannibal 63401 ; phone (573) 
221-0579; FAX (573) 221-0366. 
Counties: Marion, Monroe and Ralls. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born September 19, 1971, in Marion Co. Married Bobby 
Shepherd, July 21, 2012. Educated: Palmyra High School; graduate Univ. of Mo.-Colum- 
bia, summa cum laude, B.A., honors, in English and J.D.. Served as asst. pros., 2000-02; 
law clerk, 1995-97; state rep., 2002-10; private practice, 1997-2010. Member: Mo. Law 
Review; South Union Baptist Church, Maywood; Mo. Children's Justice Task Force, Mark 
Twain Home Foundation Bd.; Hannibal Arts Council Bd.; Palmyra Kiwanis; Hannibal 
Rotary; Palmyra Chamber of Commerce; PEO; King's Daughters; GFWC of Hannibal; Beth 
Haven Bd. Former bd. member: Hannibal-LaGrange College and American Red Cross. 
Honored by the Mo. Judicial Conf., NAACP, UMC School of Law, Mo. Bar, Mo. Farm Bureau, Mo. Assoc. of School 
Administrators and Palmyra Chamber of Commerce. Appointed circuit judge December 30, 2010. Elected 2012. 
Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 



Circuit 1 1 — Division 4 
RICHARD K. ZERR 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 535, St. Charles 
63301 ; phone (636) 949-3094. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Administrative judge of the Family Court. Born April 10, 
1949. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, A.B., political science; University 
of Arkansas-Fayetteville, J.D. First lieutenant-retired U.S. Air Force. Served in St. Charles 
County: magistrate judge, 1975-1978, associate circuit judge, 1979-1982, circuit judge 
2007-present. Member: Missouri Bar Association, St. Charles County Bar Association, 
American Judges Association, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. Elected 
November 2006. Elected presiding judge of the 1 1th Judicial Circuit for 201 1-2012. Term 
expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




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TED HOUSE 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 539, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-5538. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born in Kansas City. Educated at Fayette High School, 1977; Central Methodist 
University, B.A., 1 981 ; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1 984. Mar- 
ried Martha Smith in St. Charles. Children: Benjamin, Catherine and Daniel. Employment: 
private law practice, St. Charles; asst. professor of business law and political science, 
Lindenwood University; emergency medical technician; legal intern for Missouri attorney 
general; field representative for Congressman Ike Skelton. Member: First United Method- 
ist Church of St. Charles. Immediate past president, Missouri Circuit Judges Association, 
issouri House of Representatives 1988, 1990 and 1992; Missouri Senate, 1994 and 1998. Associate 
2002; circuit judge, 2004 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




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Circuit 1 1 — Division 2 
NANCY L SCHNEIDER 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 439, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 5512. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Educated at University of Missouri, Lindenwood College, 
B.A., business administration, magna cum laude, 1978; St. Louis University, J.D., cum 
laude, 1981. She has two daughters, Kristin and Meghan. Practiced law in St. Charles, 
1981-1991. Board of governors, Truman State University, 1987-1995; special assistant, 
Missouri attorney general, 1989-1991; prosecuting attorney, St. Charles County Juvenile 
Court, 1 986-1 990; special assistant, St. Charles county counselor, 1 986-1 987; appointed 
St. Charles County associate judge, 1991. Elected in 1992 and 1994. Elected circuit 
judge: 1 998, 2004 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Republican. 




Circuit 1 1 — Division 3 
JACK BANAS 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 341, St. Charles 
63301 ; phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 5541 . 

County: St. Charles. Photo not 

Biography: Born September 3, 1954, Lorain, Ohio. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State available 
University, B.S., criminal justice, 1976; M.S. criminal justice administration, 1982; St. 
Louis University, J.D., 1991. Married Kathy Banas; they have two sons, John and Jacob. 
Employment: St. Charles City Police, 1977-1991, 1995-1998; Riezman and Blitz Law 
Firm, 1991-1992; St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, assistant prosecuting 
attorney, 1992-1994, 1994-1995; Charlie James Law Firm, 1994-1995. Member: Sts. 
Joachim and Ann Church; Advisory Board of the Crisis Nursery; former president and 

board member for The Child Center; St. Charles County Bar Association. Elected prosecuting attorney for St. Charles 
County 1 998, 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Elected circuit judge, 201 3. Term expires 201 8. Republican. 



Circuit 1 1 — Division 5 
JON A. CUNNINGHAM 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 330, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-3095. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born November 8, 1955, in Louisiana, Mo. Graduate of Truman State Univer- 
sity, B.S. education in history, magna cum laude, 1978; University of Missouri-Columbia, 
J.D., 1982. Married to Sally Cunningham; they have one son, Jonathan. Practiced law in 
St. Charles, 1 982-1 990. Past president of St. Charles County Bar Association; member 
of Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, 1991-2011; National 
Association of Drug Court Professionals. Elected associate circuit judge in 1990, 1994, 
1 998 and 2002. Elected circuit judge in 2006. Elected presiding judge of the 1 1 th Judicial 
Circuit for 2009-201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2012. Republican. 




Circuit 1 1 — Division 7 
DANIEL PELIKAN 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 333, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-3026. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born January 11, 1958, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University High 
School, 1976; University of Missouri, B.J., 1980; St. Louis University Law School, J.D., 
1984. Married to Lisa (White) Pelikan. They have two sons, Nicholas and Jake. Practiced 
law in St. Charles, 1985-1998; St. Charles County assistant county counselor, 1985- 
1986; county counselor, 1986-1987. Member: Children's Trust Fund Board, 1988-1993, 
chair, 1991-1993; Missouri Bar Board of Governors, 2001-2003; United Services for 
the Handicapped board, 1989-1999, chair, 1995-1996; St. Cletus Catholic Church; St. 
Charles Rotary Club; Boys and Girls Club Board; Eagle Scout Association. Appointed to Supreme Court Commis- 
sion on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Domestic Relations Cases and Supreme Court Automation Committee; 
Elected associate judge: 1 998 and 2002. Elected circuit judge 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. Republican. 




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Circuit 12 
A ^ WESLEY DALTON 

Office address: Warren County Courthouse, 104 W. Main St., Warrenton 63383; phone 
(636) 456-9705. 

Counties: Audrain, Montgomery and Warren. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born October 10, 1958 in St. Charles. Graduated Univer- 
WL sity of Missouri, B.A., 1982 and J.D., 1988. Married. Has eight children: Nicole, Taylor, 

^^^^tfr ^B^^ Michael, Ariel, Allison, Rilee, Madison and Mitchell. Operated solo practice in Warren- 
^ril^ £ jfl | ton, 1988-2000, and represented Warren County as special counsel. Served as primary 
M I Drug Court judge, Warren County, 2003-07, and again in 201 1-13. Elected to the Mo. 

| Assoc. of Probate and Assoc. Circuit Judges bd. of directors, 2005; Appointed by the Mo. 
Supreme Court as a bd. member of the Centralized Fine Collection Bureau Committee. 
Past pres., Warren Co. Rotary Club; past chair, City of Warrenton Tourism Comm. Member/past pres., Warrenton 
Rotary Club and the Missouri Assoc. of Drug Court Professionals; member and committee chair, Warrenton Boy 
Scout Troop 22. Appointed to the Assoc. Circuit Court by Gov. Wilson, 2001. Elected in 2002. Retained in 2006 
and 201 0. Elected presiding circuit judge, 201 3. Term expires 201 8. Republican. 



Circuit 13 — Division 4 
JODIE CAPSHAWASEL 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone 
(573) 886-4050. 
Counties: Boone and Callaway. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born June 9, 1950, in Chaffee. Graduate Univ. of Mo- 
Columbia, B.S., 1972; and J.D., 1975. Married to Donald B. Asel; three daughters: Ash- 
ley, Toby and Mackenzie. Boone Co. asst. pros, atty., 1976-1978; asst. public defender, 
1979-1980; private practice, 1981-1991. Served on Exec. Council of the Judicial 
Conf., 1994-2006; Bd. of Directors, Mo. Assoc. of Probate and Assoc. Circuit Judges, 
1995-2002, pres., 2000-2001. Supreme Court committees: Family Court, Case Mgmt.; 
Fine Collection; Legislative Steering; Trial Judge Education, vice chair; Coordinating 
Commission for Judicial Education; and Presiding Judges' Exec. Comm. Missouri Bar committees: Foresight and the 
Div. of Judicial Administration; Exec. Committee of the Boone Co. Bar, 2003-2006, pres., 2004-2005. Officer of 
the Mo. Circuit Judges Assoc., 201 0-201 3, president, 2012-201 3. Appointed associate circuit judge, 1991. Elected 
in 1992-2006. Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 13 — Division 1 
CHRISTINE CARPENTER 

Office address: 705 East Walnut, Boone County Courthouse, Columbia 65201; phone 
(573) 886-4050. 
Counties: Boone and Callaway. 

Biography: Born October 20, 1947, in Syracuse, N.Y. University of Missouri, B.A, art 
history and archaeology, 1973. University of Missouri, J.D., 1980. Married Joseph 
Bindbeutel. Four sons: Gabriel, Burke, Nicholas and Duncan. Missouri Supreme Court 
Committee for Alternative Treatment Courts member since 2007; Advanced Science and 
Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) Fellow since 2009; faculty member, 
National Drug Court Institute, since 2002; board member of Missouri Association of Drug 
Court Professionals since 2008. Appointed Drug Court Commissioner in 1 999. Appointed 
associate circuit judge in 2001. Elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Appointed circuit judge in 2010 and elected in 
2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 13 — Division 2 
GARYOXENHANDLER 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone 
(573) 886-4050. 
Counties: Boone and Callaway. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis, 1946. Education: University City High School, 1964; Uni- 
versity of Missouri, B.A., 1968 and J.D., 1973. Served in the United States Army, 1969- 
1970. Married for 43 years. Private practice for 29 years with Marvin Tofle. AV Rating 
Martindale-Hubbel. Member of numerous boards and commissions including: president, 
Columbia Chamber of Commerce; co-chair, Columbia's 1996 Race Relations Task Force; 
chair, Boone County's 1997 Jail Task Force; and 2000 Judicial and Law Enforcement Task 
Force. Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission. Supreme Court Education Committee. 
Interests include competitive handball, golf and reading. Appointed circuit judge in 2002. Elected in 2004 and 
2010. Term expires in 2016. Democrat. 




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Circuit 13 — Division 3 
KEVIN CRANE 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201 . 
Counties: Boone and Callaway. 

Biography: Born December 29, 1961. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, 
1984, speech/communications; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 
1 987. Married Lesley Pugh September 1 6, 201 0. They have six children. Missouri assistant 
attorney general, 1987-1990; assistant Boone County prosecuting attorney, 1990-1993, 
Boone County prosecuting attorney, 1 993-2006. Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 201 2. 
Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 14 
SCOTT HAYES 

Office Address: Randolph County Justice Center, 372 Hwy. JJ, Ste. C, Huntsville 65259; 
phone (660) 277-4240. 
Counties: Howard and Randolph. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia School of 
Law. United States Air Force veteran. Served as Randolph County associate circuit judge, 
2003-2006; assistant public defender, 1998-2002; Randolph County assistant prosecut- 
ing attorney, 1994-1998. Member of Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals, 
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and American Judicature Society. 
Elected circuit judge 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 201 8. Democrat. 



Circuit 15 
DENNIS A. ROLF 

Office address: 548 Main, PO Box 751, Concordia 64020; phone (660) 463-5834. 
Counties: Lafayette and Saline. 

Biography: Born December 7, 1958, in Warrensburg. Graduate of Santa Fe High School, 
Alma, 1977; University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., agricultural economics, 1980; J.D., 
1983. Married Rebecca S. Owens, 1981 . They have three children. Practiced law in Car- 
rollton, 1 983-1 984, and in Concordia, 1 984-2000. Was assistant prosecutor for Lafayette 
County; public defender for Lafayette and Saline counties; municipal prosecutor for Alma, 
Concordia, Corder, Higginsville, Napoleon and Wellington; municipal attorney for Alma, 
Concordia, Corder, Napoleon and Wellington; municipal judge for Alma, Higginsville, 
Lexington, Napoleon, Waverly and Wellington. Member: Trinity Lutheran Church, Alma; 
Santa Fe R-10 Foundation, Inc.; Missouri, Lafayette and Saline County Bar assocs.; the Mo. Bar Disciplinary Com- 
mittee; and active in youth activities. Elected circuit judge: 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. 
Democrat. 




Circuit 16 — Division 16 
MARCO A. ROLDAN 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12 th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-4416. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born June 13, 1957, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Educated at Central Missouri 
State University, B.S., 1 979; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1 983. 
Married with three children. Appointed circuit judge: September 28, 1999. Retained in 
2000, 2006, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 16 — Division 1 
SANDRA C. MIDKIFF 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3601. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born August 29, 1950 in St. Louis. Graduate of Normandy High School, St. 
Louis, 1968; Knox College, Galesburg, III., B.A., political science, 1972; University of 
Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1975, with honors. Engaged in private practice from 1975 
until her appointment to the bench. Member: Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; 
founding member of Association of Women Lawyers; former board member, Legal Aid of 
Western Missouri (LAWMO); former board member, Rose Brooks Center. 2008 Recipi- 
ent of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Benjamin Cardozo Award for 
Judicial Courage and Excellence. Appointed circuit judge March 8, 2002. Retained in 2004 and 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 2 
VACANCY 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-4402. 
County: Jackson. 



Circuit 16 — Division 3 
DAVID M. BYRN 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3603. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born April 25, 1957 in Detroit, Mich. Educated at Kirtland High School, Kirt- 
land, Ohio, 1975; Graceland University, B.A. summa cum laude, economics and social 
studies, 1978; and University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, J.D., 1981. Married 
to Pamela (1983), two children. Practiced law at Jeter, Rains & Byrn, L.C. (emphasis 
on business, real estate, construction and commercial litigation), 1981-2008. Certified 
mediator. Member: The Missouri Bar, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Eastern 
Jackson County Bar Association (recipient of Community Service Award). Member and 
ordained minister, Community of Christ. Past or present board member and officer of Habitat for Humanity, Boy 
Scouts of America local council, Truman Neurological Center, Optimist Club and numerous city and church boards 
and commissions. Appointed circuit judge September 2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. 
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Circuit 16 — Division 4 
JUSTINE E. DELMURO 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 

1(816) 881-3604. 
Home address: Kansas City. 
County: Jackson. 
Biography: Born July 15, 1955, in Chicago, III. Educated at the University of Missouri- 
Kansas City, B.A., speech and hearing sciences/psychology. Attended the University of 
Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1981-1984. Practiced law at Legal Aid, the 
Jackson County public defender's office and the Popham Law Firm. Adjunct professor 
at Rockhurst College, 1990-1991. Member: Association of Women Lawyers; Missouri, Hispanic and Kansas City 
Metropolitan Bar associations. Recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award, 1 990. Appointed circuit 
judge July 30, 1993. Retained in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 16 — Division 5 
JAMES F. KANATZAR 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-4405. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Educated at Creighton Univ., B.A.; Univ. of Mo.-Kansas City, J.D. Asst. pros, 
atty. for Jackson County, 1 993-2000 and 2002-2007. During that time he was a trial team 
leader, chief trial asst., chief deputy pros, and also served on the homicide committee for 
the prosecutor's office. Associate for the firm of Armstrong Teasdale in Kansas City 2000 
to 2002. Jackson County prosecutor, 2007, elected in 2008. Serves on the Bd. of Gover- 
nors and the Criminal Law Committee for The Missouri Bar. Member of the Kansas City 
Metropolitan Bar Assoc., Eastern Jackson County Bar Assoc., Kansas Bar Assoc. and is a 
past member of the Missouri Assoc. of Pros. Attys. Recipient of of the Louis Lombardo Prosecutor of the Year Award, 
Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from Jackson Co., Missouri and was recognized by the U.S. Dept. of 
Defense with its Patriotic Employer Award for his support of the Guard and Reserve forces. Appointed to the court 
by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2011. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 6 
J. DALE YOUNGS 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3606. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born September 14, 1964, in Kansas City. Educated at University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, B.J.; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Married with two children. 
Engaged in private practice of law from 1 989-1 996 and again from 2002-2009, Served as 
assistant Missouri attorney general from 1996-2002. Served on Kansas City Metropolitan 
Bar Association board of directors and as president of Missouri Institute for Justice. Served 
as adjunct professor of trial advocacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. 
Member of board of directors, Sherwood Center. Appointed circuit judge April 30, 2009. 
Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 7 
ANN MESLE 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3607. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born May 2, 1946, in Independence. Educated at Graceland College; Univer- 
sity of Missouri; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1 972. Prior legal 
experience with Achtenberg, Sandler & Balkin; Southwestern Bell Telephone Company; 
and Lathrop & Gage. Married, with one daughter. Past president of the Kansas City 
Metropolitan Bar Association and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Founda- 
tion. Awards: University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, Alumna of the Year, 2000; 
Association for Women Lawyers, Woman of the Year, 1999; Judge of the Year in 2004 
and Missouri Bar Theodore McMillian Judicial Excellence Award, 2010. Appointed circuit judge: November 2000. 
Retained in 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 8 
PEGGY STEVENS McGRAW 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3608. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born December 5, 1951, in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Educated at Worth County R-l 
High School; graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., economics, 
1973; J.D, 1976. Married to Hon. Gary A. Fenner, one son, James Maxwell. Served as 
a law clerk to the Hon. Jack P. Pritchard, Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 
1976-1977; appointed clerk of the Court of Appeals, 1979. Appointed associate circuit 
judge: June 29, 1995. Appointed circuit judge: January 2, 2001. Retained in 2002 and 
2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 16 — Division 9 
JOEL P. FAHNESTOCK 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3609. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born March 1, 1969, in Marshall. Graduate of William Woods College, B.S., 
English communications, teaching certification secondary schools; University of Mis- 
souri-Kansas City, J.D., 1994. Prior to appointment, practiced at the United States attor- 
ney's office-civil division. Served as law clerk to the Hon. Scott O. Wright, 1994-1996. 
Appointed in December 2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. 
Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 10 
PATRICK W. CAMPBELL 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3610. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born February 7, 1961, in Kansas City. Lifelong resident of Jackson County. 
Obtained a B.A. in the administration of justice and political science in 1984 from the 
University of Missouri-Kansas City. Graduated in 1990 from UMKC with a J.D. degree. 
In private practice prior to appointment by the 16th Circuit Court as a Family Court 
Commissioner in December 2006. Appointed circuit judge by Gov. Jay Nixon on May 
6, 201 3. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 1 6 — Division 1 1 
W. BRENT POWELL 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3611. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born July 21, 1970. Originally from Springfield, Mo. Undergraduate degree 
at William Jewell College; J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 
1996. Editor for the Missouri Law Review, Student Bar Association president and student 
law clerk for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Elwood Thomas. Practiced law at Lathrop 
& Gage in Kansas City. Became assistant prosecutor in the Platte County prosecutor's 
office in 1997. Began working as an assistant United States attorney for the United States 
attorney's office in 2001 . Served as the chief of the General Crimes Unit and executive 
assistant United States attorney. Serves on Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Access to Family Courts and the 
Trial Judge Education Committee. Serves on Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Access to Family Courts and 
the Trial Judge Education Committee. He and his wife Beth live in Kansas City. Appointed circuit judge in February 
2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 





Circuit 16 — Division 12 
EDITH L. MESSINA 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3612. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born January 7, 1945, in Kansas City. Educated at Avila College, B.A., English 
literature; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. She is single. Served as a Peace Corps 
volunteer in northern Nigeria, 1966-1968, working in both teaching and community 
development. Engaged in private law practice, 1976-1981; was with the Missouri pub- 
lic defender's office, 1974-1976 and 1981-1984. Member: St. Thomas More Catholic 
Church and Phi Alpha Delta. Appointed circuit judge October 1 , 1 984. Retained in 1 986, 
1 992, 1 998, 2004 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 16 — Division 13 
CHARLES H. McKENZIE 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-3613. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born April 17, 1963, in Indianapolis, Ind. Educated at Cardinal Newman 
College, B.A., business administration, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law 
School, J.D., 1988. He is married to Jennifer McKenzie; they have four children. He 
served as assistant prosecuting attorney in the Jackson County, Mo. prosecutor's office 
from 1988-1993 and was in private practice from 1993-2011. Member: Missouri Bar 
Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and St. Thomas More Catholic 
Church. Appointed circuit court judge June 201 1 . Retained in 2012. Term expires Decem- 
ber 31 , 201 8. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 14 
JOHN M. TORRENCE 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone: 
(816) 881-3614. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born December 7, 1957, in St. Louis. Educated at University of Missouri- 
Columbia and St. Louis University, B.A., 1979; University of Missouri-Kansas City School 
of Law, J.D., 1982. Married Julie Marie Hill June 3, 1989. They have three children. For- 
mer assistant public defender, Jackson County, 1982-1988. Engaged in private practice 
and partner in law firm, 1988-2001. Member: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Appointed 
circuit judge: July 12, 2001. Retained in 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 16 — Division 15 
ROBERT M. SCHIEBER 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3615 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born November 15, 1960. University of Mo.-Columbia, dual degree in broad- 
cast journalism and advertising, 1983; University of Mo.-K.C. School of Law, J.D., 1988. 
He is married and the father of three children. Was law clerk for then-Circuit Judge John I. 
Moran, 1988. Appointed by Jackson County Circuit Court as Family Court commissioner, 
May 2000. Assistant legal advisor to the Kansas City Police Department, 1998-2000. He 
was also on contract with the Jackson County Family Court's Office of the Juvenile Officer 
from 1997 until his appointment as family court commissioner, representing that office 
in cases on appeal. Has worked in public and private practice, prosecuting and defending criminal cases and has 
had an extensive civil litigation practice. Appointed circuit judge: November 2006. Retained in 2008. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 1 6 — Division 1 7 
JACK R. GRATE 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050-3715; 
phone (816) 881-4417. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born October 7, 1949, in St. Louis. Educated at the University of Notre Dame, 
B.A., 1972, and the University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1976. Married to Joan Canoy. 
They have four children. Member: Catholic Church. In private practice, 1 976-2004. Former 
board member of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, 1 987-1 996, president 1 994-1 995; East- 
ern Jackson County Bar Association, president, 1999-2000; Missouri Bar. Appointed circuit 
judge by Gov. Bob Holden, April 2004. Retained in 2006, 2012. Term expires December 
201 8. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 16 — Division 18 
KEVIN D. HARRELL 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City, 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3618. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born April 4, 1970, in Kansas City. Obtained B.A. degree in administration 
of justice from UMKC in 1993. Received J.D. degree from UMKC in 1998. He was 
appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon on July 24, 201 2. At the time of his appointment, he was the 
chief deputy prosecuting attorney for the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office. During his 
15-year tenure, he was honored three times by his colleagues as Victim Champion of the 
Year in 2001 and 2003, and as Trial Attorney of the Year in 2005. Term expires December 
31, 201 8. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 16 — Division 19 
KATHLEEN A. FORSYTH 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3759. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Educated at Emporia State University, B.S. in business administration; Univer- 
sity of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. She was engaged in private law practice, 1980-1994. 
Appointed Jackson County Probate Court commissioner, 1994. Served as council mem- 
ber, vice chair and chair, Missouri Probate and Trust Law Committee; Kansas City Metro 
Bar Association Probate and Estate Planning Committee, vice chair and chair; Association 
for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, executive committee, board and treasurer. 
Member: Missouri Bar Gender and Justice Committee; Pets for Life Board, Legal Beagle 
Chapter. Appointed circuit judge: June 19, 2003. Retained in 2004 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. 
Nonpartisan. 





Circuit 17 — Division 1 
WILLIAM B. COLLINS 

Office address: Cass County Juvenile Justice Center, 2501 W. Mechanic, Harrisonville 
64701 ; phone (81 6) 380-81 75. 
Counties: Cass and Johnson. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born December 1, 1956 in Kansas City. Graduate of Rock- 
hurst University, 1979, with B.S., B.A. in accounting. Graduate of University of Missouri- 
Kansas City Law School, J.D., 1982. Member of the Missouri Association of Probate and 
Associate Circuit Judges; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association and 
Missouri Bar. Resides in Harrisonville. Elected associate circuit judge, 1994. Re-elected 
1 998, 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Elected circuit judge, Nov. 6, 2012. Term expires December 
31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 1 7 — Division 2 
R. MICHAEL WAGNER 

Office address: Johnson County Justice Center, 101 W. Market, Warrensburg 64093; 
phone (660) 422-7407. 
Counties: Cass and Johnson. 

Biography: Born September 24, 1 963. Educated at Rockhurst College, B.A., 1 986; Univer- 
sity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1990. Married August 7, 1998, to wife, 
Melody. Engaged in private law practice 1 990-2008. Raymore, Mo. and Garden City, Mo. 
municipal judge 2006-2008. Board of directors of Casco. Member of Bel-Ray Lions Club, 
National Rifle Association. Attends Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Elected circuit judge 
November 2008. Term expires December 31, 2016. Democrat. 



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Circuit 1 8 

ROBERT L. KOFFMAN 

Office address: Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio, Sedalia 65301; phone (660) 
827-0164. 

Counties: Cooper and Pettis. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born December 24, 1953, in Maryville. Educated: Moberly 
public schools; Central Mo. State Univ., B.S., 1977; St. Mary's Univ., San Antonio, Texas, 
J.D., 1980. Married Doris Fry, 1981. Two children, John and Kathryn. Associate circuit 
judge, Pettis Co., 1981-2005. Member: Wesley United Methodist Church; Mo. and Pettis 
Co. Bar assocs.; Sedalia School Foundation; AF & AM Lodge No. 272; Legislative Steer- 
ing Comm. and exec, council, Mo. Judicial Conference; Sedalia Jaycees, past vice pres.; 
Circuit Court Budget Committee member; past pres., Mo. Assoc. of Probate and Assoc. 
Circuit Judges; Sedalia Symphony Society; Central Mo. State Univ. Alumni Band; Sedalia Rotary Club. Appointed 
circuit judge: 2005. Elected in 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. Republican. 




Circuit 19 — Division 4 
PATRICIA JOYCE 

Office address: Cole County Courthouse, 301 E. High St., Jefferson City 65101; phone 
(573) 634-9178. 
County: Cole. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born September 6, 1955, in Cape Girardeau. Educated at 
Southeast Missouri State University, B.S., law enforcement, summa cum laude, 1976; St. 
Louis University, J.D. cum laude, 1979. Married to Dan Joyce. They have five children. 
Staff attorney, Mid-Missouri Legal Services, 1980-1983; assistant prosecuting attorney, 
Cole County, 1983-1994. Member: St. Joseph Cathedral; Chief Justice Advisory Council- 
State Judicial Records Committee; Circuit Court Budget Committee; and Missouri Associa- 
tion of Drug Court Professionals. Elected associate circuit judge 1994 and 1998. Elected 
circuit judge in 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 19 — Division 1 
JON E. BEETEM 

Office address: Cole County Courthouse, 301 E. High St., Rm. 201, PO Box 1870, Jef- 
ferson City 65102-1870; phone (573) 634-9192. 
County: Cole. 

Biography: Born May 1, 1959. Educated at the University of Kentucky, B.S., pharmacy; 
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. He is married and has two children. 
Engaged in the private practice of law, 1992-2006. Member: First Presbyterian Church; 
Missouri Bar and Cole County Bar associations, past president. Elected circuit judge 
2006, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 19 — Division 2 
DANIEL R. GREEN 

Office Address: Cole County Courthouse, 301 E. High St., Jefferson City 651 01 ; phone 
(573) 634-9190. 
County: Cole. 

Biography: Born March 9, 1963. Educated atTrevecca Nazarene University, B.A., 
history; Vanderbilt University, M.A. candidate, religion; University of Missouri School of 
Law, J.D. Married to Samantha Green, four children. Private practice of law, 1990-2010. 
Jefferson City prosecuting attorney, 1 997-201 0, Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Republican. 



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Circuit 20 — Division 1 
GAEL D. WOOD 

Office address: Franklin County Judicial Center, 401 E. Main St., Room 100C, Union 

63084; phone (636) 583-6306. 

Counties: Franklin, Gasconade and Osage. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born October 23, 1947, in Washington, Mo. Educated at 
University of Missouri, B.A., 1969; and University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. (with 
distinction), 1975. Married; one daughter, Samantha. In private practice in Washington, 
1975-2000. Served as municipal judge for Washington and Owensville. Served as presi- 
dent of 20th Circuit Bar Association; Washington Rotary; Washington Area Chamber of 
Commerce; Emmaus Homes, Inc., board of directors. Member: Emmaus Homes, Inc., 
Property Board. Elected circuit judge in 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 31, 
2012. Republican. 




Circuit 20 — Division 2 
I.I. LAMKE 

Office address: Franklin County Judicial Center, 401 E. Main St., Room 100B, Union 

63084; phone (636) 583-6309. 

Counties: Franklin, Gasconade and Osage. 

Biography: Born December 20, 1951, in Washington, Mo. Educated at St. Louis Uni- 
versity, B.A., 1974; and Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1977. Married 
Susan J. Schweitzer November 27, 1983. In private practice in Union and Washington, 
1977-2010. Elected circuit judge in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Republican. 




Circuit 21 — Division 2 
MAURA McSHANE 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1502. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born in San Antonio, Texas. Graduated from St. Louis Univer- 
sity, B.S.; South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. Private practice, 1982-1984. 
Served as assistant prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, 1 984-1 994. Member: Missouri, 
Metropolitan St. Louis and St. Louis County Bar associations and Women Lawyers Asso- 
ciation. Appointed circuit judge: October 17, 1994. Retained in 1996, 2002 and 2008. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 1 
ROBERT S. COHEN 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1501. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born July 4, 1946, in St. Louis. Educated at University of Missouri-Columbia 
and Washington University, A.B.; St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. Married August 
16, 1970, to Sheila Ann Brin. They have two children. Engaged in private law practice. 
Elected to two terms as magistrate, Second District, St. Louis County. Served as magistrate 
and associate circuit judge, 1975-1994. Member: Congregation Shaare Emeth; Missouri 
and St. Louis County (past president) Bar associations. Appointed circuit judge: July 
6, 1994, by Gov. Mel Carnahan. Retained in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Presiding judge: 
1998-2000. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 21 — Division 3 
MARK D. SEIGEL 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1503. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born 1944. Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.J., 
Washington University, J.D. Engaged in private law practice, 1970-1994. Member: Met- 
ropolitan St. Louis Bar Association; St. Louis County Bar Association; Lawyers Association; 
Supreme Court Judicial Records Committee. Appointed circuit judge August 23, 1994. 
Retained in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 4 
THOMAS J. PREBIL 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1504. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born February 17, 1946, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University, B.A., 
1 968; St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1 971 ; Married to Ann M. Fehlig August 20, 
1969. They have three children. Served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1971-1980; served 
as assistant public defender in the city of St. Louis, 1972-1975; engaged in private law 
practice from 1975-2009. Member: Missouri Bar Association, St. Louis County Bar Asso- 
ciation, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, the Lawyers Association, Alpha Sigma 
Nu Honor Society, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Missouri Master Gardeners. 
Appointed circuit judge June 10, 2009. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 
201 6. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 5 
THEA A. SHERRY 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet Ave., Clayton, Mo 63105; 
phone: (314) 615-1505. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in London, England. Educated at University of California-Riverside, 
B.A.; Washington University in St. Louis, J.D. Married in 1978 and has two children. Law 
Clerk for Hon. Gerald Smith, then-Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District; served 
as assistant public defender in St. Louis County; and engaged in private practice until 
appointment to the bench in 1998. Member of Missouri Bar, Metropolitan St. Louis and 
St. Louis County Bar associations, Lawyers Association and Women Lawyers Association. 
Adjunct professor of law at Washington University School of Law. Appointed associ- 
ate circuit judge by Gov. Mel Carnahan, July 1998. Retained in 2000, 2004 and 2008. 
Appointed circuit judge by Gov. Jay Nixon, February 2011. Term expires December 31, 
2012. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 6 
DOUGLAS R. BEACH 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1506. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born September 20, 1948, Kittery, Maine. Undergrad, Central Connecti- 
cut State Univ.; J.D., New England School of Law, cum laude. Member: Missouri Bar; 
Mass. Bar; St. Louis County Bar; St. Louis Metropolitan Bar Assoc.; past pres., St. Louis 
County Bar; chair, Family Law Section, Mo. Bar and Metropolitan Bar Assoc.; past pres., 
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mo. Chapter; fellow, American Academy of 
Matrimonial Lawyers; Children's Home Society; Kids in the Middle Programs; certified 
Matrimonial Arbitrator; Outstanding Young Lawyer, St. Louis County Bar. Listed in "The 
Best Lawyers in America" 1991-2005 and St. Louis "Top Lawyers," St. Louis Magazine. Author: Trial Practice in 
Domestic Relations and Division of Marital Property in Missouri; city attorney for Chesterfield 1988-2005; It. col., 
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, retired; 201 1 recipient of Champion of Kids Award. Appointed associate circuit judge 
2005. Retained 2008. Appointed circuit judge 201 0. Term expires December 31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 21 — Division 7 
CAROLYN C. WHITTINGTON 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1507. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in Chicago, III. Educated at Northwestern University, Evanston, III., B.S., 
journalism; St. Louis University, J.D. Married Joseph M. Whittington August 12, 1972. 
They have two children. Served as assistant county counselor, 1980-1987. Engaged 
in private law practice from 1987 until appointment to the bench. Member: Missouri 
Supreme Court Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases; Missouri Association of 
Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, president, 2002. Appointed associate circuit judge: 
October 1992 by Gov. John Ashcroft. Retained in 1994 and 1998. Appointed circuit 
judge: December 2001 by Gov. Bob Holden. She was retained in 2004 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2016. Nonpartisan. 





Circuit 21 — Division 8 
TOMMY W. DEPRIEST JR. 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1508. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born October 9, 1947, in Poplar Bluff. Educated at Southeast Missouri State 
University and University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. and J.D. Married to Mary S. Dreyer. 
They have three children. Served in the U.S. Army, 1969-1971. Member: Missouri, 
Metropolitan St. Louis and St. Louis County Bar associations and Lawyers Assoc. of St. 
Louis. Served as assistant prosecuting attorney and chief warrant officer, St. Louis County, 
1975-2000. Appointed circuit judge: June 14, 2000. Retained in 2008. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 9 
DAVID LEE VINCENT III 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105 ; phone 
(314) 615-1509. 



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I County: St. Louis. 

^jWj^^^^^ Biography: Born July 15, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio. Educated atTenn. State Univ.-Nashville 
H| (B.S.E.E.) and Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Law School (J.D.). Married Marcia Nathelia 
ifl HlJjB^| I Thomas June 5, 1982. They have two children. Asst. circuit attorney 1988-1993, homi- 

I cide unit and felony staff supervisor. Actively practiced law until appointment to the 
I bench. Participated in truancy court — Pattonville School District and high school mock 
I trial competition for Pattonville High School and Marquette High School (five state cham- 
I pionships). Currently high school mock trial coach for Normandy High School. Member: 
Missouri Bar, Bar Assoc. of Metro St. Louis and Mound City Bar Assoc. Elected Missouri 
Bar Bd. of Governors, 2008-2010. Appointed to Supreme Court Board of Certified Court Reporter Examiners. Previ- 
ous appointments and service: Supreme Court Judicial Finance Commission, Supreme Court special judge (2005) 
and St. Louis For Kids board member. Appointed circuit judge November 14, 1997. Retained in 2000 and 2006. 
Term expires December 31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 10 
MICHAEL T.JAMISON 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1510. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 16, 1949, St. Louis. Educated at O'Fallon Technical High 
School, 1968; Washington University, St. Louis, B.A., political science, 1976; St. Louis 
University School of Law, J.D. 1976. Married attorney Gayle C. Williams in St. Louis, 
1975. Children: Dorian, Brandon and Brenton. Employment: field attorney, Region 14, 
National Labor Relations Board 1976-1992; private practice, Lashly & Baer, 1992-1994; 
associate general counsel, Anheuser-Busch Companies, 1994-1997. Member of numer- 
ous boards and adjunct professor at several colleges. Appointed associate circuit judge 
May 8, 1997. Appointed circuit judge October 6, 2005. Retained in 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. 
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Circuit 21 — Division 11 
ELLEN LEVY SIWAK 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1511. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born August 3, 1963, in St. Louis. Educated at Washington University in St. 
Louis, A.B., 1985, J.D., 1988. Married to Jeffrey Siwak. They have two children. Prior to 
appointment to the bench, actively practiced law as a litigation partner at Rosenblum, 
Goldenhersh, Silverstein & Zafft. Member: Missouri and Metropolitan St. Louis Bar 
associations; St. Louis County Bar Association, president, 2005; Missouri Association 
of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, president 2006-2007; National Association of 
Women Judges, director, 2006-2008; Mound City and Women's Lawyer's Bar associa- 
tions. Serves on the faculty of the state trial judge education programs. Appointed Family Court commi 
9, 1999. Appointed associate circuit judge May 22, 2002. Retained in 2010. Appointed circuit judge 
2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 21 — Division 12 
STEVEN H. GOLDMAN 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1512. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born September 26, 1946, in St. Louis. Educated at Washington University, 
A.B.; St. Louis University, J.D. Married to Victoria R. Kochner, 1979. They have two chil- 
dren. Served in the U.S. Army Reserve, discharged in 1971. Was assistant prosecuting 
attorney in the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, 1 972-1 988; chief trial attorney, 1 977. 
Member: United Hebrew Temple; Phi Delta Phi; Sigma Alpha Mu; St. Louis County Bar 
Association; Lawyers Association of St. Louis; Grievance Committee, St. Louis Metro- 
politan Medicine Society; ad hoc committee to revise Supreme Court criminal rules, 
chair. Guest lecturer: Metropolitan Police Academy; St. Louis County Police Education Services; Missouri Office of 
Prosecution Services. Appointed circuit judge February 19, 1988. Retained in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 13 
BARBARA W. WALLACE 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1513. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born June 9, 1951, in Blue Island, III. Educated at Washington University, A. B., 
economics, J.D. Married August 21, 1971. Engaged in private law practice, 1976-1995, 
until appointed to the bench. Member: Missouri, Metropolitan St. Louis and St. Louis 
County Bar associations; Lawyers Association, president, 1989-1990; Women Lawyers 
Association, president, 1980-1981. Elected lawyer member, Judicial Nominating Com- 
mission, 21st Judicial Circuit, 1988-1994. Awards: Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1985; 
President's Award, 1 988. Appointed circuit judge November 15, 1995. Retained in 1998, 
2004 and 2010. Elected presiding judge 2000-2004. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 14 
KRISTINE ALLEN KERR 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1514. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born 1959, in Philadelphia, Pa. Education: Brown University, B.A., econom- 
ics (1982); Boston University, J.D. (1985). Clerkship: Missouri Court of Appeals (ED), 
1986-87. Engaged in private law practice, 1987-88. Assistant public defender, St. Louis 
City Trial Office, 1988-99; Capital Division, 1990-93; first assistant public defender (St. 
Louis City), 1993-2003; assistant public defender, St. Louis County, 2003-04. Appointed 
Family Court Commissioner (Juvenile Division), 2004; retained 2008. Member: St. Louis 
County Bar Association, the Women Lawyer's Association (President's Award, 201 1), the 
Lawyer's Association, the National Association of Women Judges, the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis and 
Mound City Bar Association. Elected a Fellow in the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource 
Center (ASTAR), Washington, DC, in 2009. Appointed circuit court judge, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
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Circuit 21 — Division 15 
JOHN D.WARNER JR. 

Office address: 501 W. Brentwood Ave., Clayton 63105; phone (314) 615-1515. 
County: St. Louis. 

Photo not Biography: Born 1951 in St. Louis. Graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, 

available B,A - 1979; St Louis Universit Y School of Law, J.D. 1982. Married Pamela L. Hill, June 

1982, and has two children. Engaged in private practice, 1982-2012. Member: Metro- 
politan St. Louis Bar Association, Lawyers Association of St. Louis; Missouri Association 
of Trial Attorneys. Licensed to practice law: Missouri, Illinois, U.S. District Court, Eastern 
and Western Districts of Missouri, Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Supreme Court of the 
United States. Appointed circuit judge April 2012. Term expires December 2014. Non- 
partisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 16 
MICHAEL D. BURTON 

Office address: Family Court Center, 501 S. Brentwood Ave., Clayton 63105; phone (314) 
615-1516. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born June 20, 1960, in Philadelphia, Pa. Educated at University of Notre 
Dame, B.A., government; Washington University, J.D. Married Sheila A. Shunick in 1 991 . 
They have three children. Was assistant special public defender for St. Louis County 
and St. Louis City from 1985-1989. Engaged in private law practice from 1989-1999. 
Member: Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, administrative judge of the family court 
(2008-present); ADA Committee, chair; Domestic and Family Violence Council, chair; 
Metropolitan St. Louis and St. Louis County Bar associations. Adjunct professor of law 
at St. Louis University and Washington University law schools. Appointed associate circuit judge April 20, 1999. 
Retained in 2000. Appointed circuit judge February 1 6, 2004. Retained in 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. 
Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 17 
JOSEPH L.WALSH III 

Office address: Circuit Court of St. Louis County, 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1517. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 7, 1954, in St. Louis. Graduated from Loras College in 
Dubuque, Iowa, B.S., cum laude, in 1977; St. Mary's University School of Law in San 
Antonio, Texas, J.D., 1 984, senior associate editor of Law Review and Order of Barristers. 
Married Eileen R. Walsh in 1982. They have five children. Private practice, 1984-2010, 
handling general civil trials and appeals. Served as municipal judge in the city of Creve 
Coeur, 2003-201 0, and the city of Frontenac, 2000-2001 . Member: Our Lady of the Pillar 
Catholic Church; Missouri Bar; Texas Bar; American Board of Trial Advocates and St. Louis 
Lawyer's Association. Lectured in the areas of civil trial practice and insurance law. Co-authored MOBar CLE Tort 
Law Handbook, Second Edition, Chap. 1, Intro and Overview; authored Demonstrative Evidence, St. Louis Lawyer, 
November 1992. Appointed Circuit Judge on May 14, 2010, by Gov. Jay W. Nixon. Sworn in on June 11, 2010. 
Term expires December 31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 18 
RICHARD C. BRESNAHAN 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1518. 



4 " Iff County: St. Louis. 

E Biography: Born September 6, 1945, in St. Louis. Educated: University of Missouri-St. 
| Louis, B.A., business administration, 1967; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1973. 
F^E Married Anne Schreiner August 20, 1983. They have two daughters. Served in U.S. 
h Army, 1968-1970. Private practice, 1973-2004. Served as municipal judge, city of Town 
I and Country, 1986-2004. Member: St. Clement Catholic Church; Missouri Bar Board 
| of Governors 1 999-present; St. Louis County Bar Association; and St. Louis Municipal 
Lawyers Association, past president. Recipient of St. Louis County Bar Distinguished 
Service Award, 2002. Appointed circuit judge June 4, 2004. Retained in 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. 
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Circuit 21 — Division 19 
GLORIA CLARK RENO 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1519. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, B.A., Eng- 
lish; St. Louis University, J.D. Has one son through marriage. Previously an assistant public 
defender, 1988-1992, engaged in the private practice of law, 1992-2002, and served as 
municipal judge for the city of Northwoods, 1994-2002. Member of Women Lawyer's 
Assoc.; Mound City Bar Assoc.; National Assoc. of Women Judges; Supreme Court Com- 
mission on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Domestic Relation Cases; board, Cardinal 
Ritter Senior Services. Appointed associate circuit judge March 8, 2002. Retained 2004 
and 2008. Appointed circuit judge April 3, 2009. Retained 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 20 
COLLEEN DOLAN 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1520. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in Baltimore, Md.. Educated at University of Missouri-St. Louis, B.S., 
administration of justice; St. Louis University, J.D. Married to Glenn A. Norton; they 
have four children. Engaged in private law practice from 1984-1994, when appointed 
to the bench as an associate circuit judge. Retained in 1996. Member: St. Clare of Assisi 
Catholic Church; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, vice presi- 
dent, 1998, secretary, 1996-1997; Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit 
Judges; Supreme Court Committees on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Municipal Divi- 
sion Education, 1995-2000, and Family Law, 1997-1999; and ASTAR fellow, 2009. Appointed circuit 
30, 1999. Retained in 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 22 — Division 1 
PHILIP D. HEAGNEY 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N.Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4491. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born November 24, 1947, in Spokane, Wash. Educated at 
Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1970; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976. Married Barbara 
Lynn Prosser October 12, 1991. They have two children, Nathaniel Owen and Samuel 
Joseph. Was in private law practice, 1976-1996; engaged in general law practice in St. 
Louis. Member: St. Cronan Catholic Church; Gibson Heights Neighborhood Association; 
St. Margaret of Scotland Basketball; and Boy Scout Troop 110. Appointed circuit judge 
February 28, 1 996. Retained in 1 998, 2004 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. 
Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 2 
DAVID L. DOWD 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N.Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4233. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 18, 1953, in St. Louis. Educated at Quincy College, B.A.; 
St. Mary's University, J.D. Engaged in private law practice with Dowd and Dowd, PC, 
1983c1984; assistant county counselor, 1984-1988; administrative law judge, 1988- 
1993; chief administrative law judge, 1993-2000. Member of St. Raphael's Catholic 
Church. Board of directors: Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, Dismas House of St. Louis, Catholic 
Youth Apostolate. Commissioner of the Judge Dowd Soccer League. Chair of Commission 
on Retirement, Removal and Discipline. Appointed circuit judge December 13, 2000, 
by Gov. Roger B. Wilson. Retained in 2002 and 2008. Presiding judge 2009-2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 22 — Division 3 
ROBIN VANNOY 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-4861 . 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born July 21, 1967, in St. Louis, Mo. Graduate of Douglass College-Rutgers 
University in New Brunswick, N.J., B.A., political science and sociology; University of 
Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. Married, two children. Served as an asst. public 
defender in St. Louis County, 1992-1995, and also as an asst. prosecuting attorney in St. 
Louis County, 1995-1996. Joined the legal department of the St. Louis County Family 
Court-Juvenile Division in 1996 and remained until December 2002 when appointed 
as family court commissioner for the 22nd Judicial Circuit. Board member of the Wilson 
School. Member: Family Court Committee of the Supreme Court; Committee on Access 
to Family Courts. Appointed circuit judge, 2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 4 
JULIAN L. BUSH 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-3668. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Judge Julian Bush is a graduate of The George Washington University and 
Washington University School of Law. In 1995, after practicing law for almost 20 years, 
he was appointed a circuit judge for the city of St. Louis. He is the author of many articles 
in legal journals and chapters in the Missouri CLE series of books. Appointed circuit 
judge June 15, 1995. Retained in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 5 
MARK H. NEILL 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-4802. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born March 21, 1949, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University, B.A., his- 
tory, 1 971 ; J.D., 1 974. Married Catherine Kelly Cross December 28, 1 973. They have four 
adult children: Thomas, John, Kevin and Katie. Engaged in private practice in St. Louis. 
Former attorney for the St. Louis Police Department. Member: Our Lady of Lourdes Catho- 
lic Church; Missouri Bar Association; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Lawyers 
Association of St. Louis. Appointed circuit judge: February 15, 2002. Retained in 2004 
and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 6 
MICHAEL P. DAVID 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-4827. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born May 7, 1951, in Des Moines, Iowa. Educated at University of Missouri- 
St. Louis, B.S., business administration, magna cum laude, 1 973; St. Louis University, J.D., 
1977, Law Journal; National Judicial College. Married Michelle Boston May 29, 1982. 
They have a son, John. Served as assistant public defender, city of St. Louis, 1977-1979, 
and Jefferson Co., 1980-1982. Was in private practice, 1979-1989. Served on board of 
commissioners, St. Louis Public Housing Authority, 1981-1983. Elected to the Missouri 
House of Representatives, 1982-1988. Presiding judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, 2003- 
2004. Past president, Circuit Judges Association. Member: Missouri and Metropolitan St. 
Louis Bar associations and Lawyers Association of St. Louis. Appointed associate circuit judge March 13, 1989. 
Retained in 1990. Appointed circuit judge November 12, 1992. Retained in 1994, 2000 and 2006. Term expires 
December 31, 2012. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 22 — Division 7 
JOHN J. RILEY 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N.Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 613-7187. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born June 20, 1947, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University, B.S., 1969; 
St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1972. Married Kathleen Loberg June 7, 1975, 
in St. Louis. Engaged in private law practice, 1972-1995. Lieutenant colonel, United 
States Army Reserve, retired. Member: St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church, Shaw 
Neighborhood Improvement Association, Missouri and St. Louis Metropolitan Bar asso- 
ciations and National Conference of Metropolitan Courts. Municipal judge, city of Black 
Jack, 1 983-1 995. Appointed circuit judge March 22, 1 995. Presiding judge, 2005-2006. 
Retained in 1996, 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 8 
ELIZABETH B. HOGAN 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N.Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4382. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born February 14, 1968, in St. Louis. Graduate of DePaul University, B.A. 
political science; Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D.. Married to Joseph Hogan, August 
19, 1995, with two children, Hannah and James. Work history includes private practice; 
assistant prosecuting attorney, Jefferson County; assistant circuit attorney, city of St. Louis; 
and supervising attorney, Voices for Children. Member Missouri Bar Association; Ameri- 
can Bar Association; Women Lawyer's Association; St. Louis Lawyer's Association; St. 
Roch Catholic church, St. Louis; president-elect of the Women of St. Roch; St. Louis Zoo; 
Forest Park Forever; Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Art Museum. Appointed 
by Gov. Matt Blunt, April 13, 2005. Elected in 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 
31 , 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 22 — Division 9 
MARGARET M. NEILL 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N.Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4682. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born March 21, 1949, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University, B.A., J.D.; 
College of Notre Dame, M.Ed. Engaged in private practice in St. Louis. Past president, 
Lawyers Association of St. Louis and Missouri Circuit Judges Association. Member: Catho- 
lic Church; Missouri Bar Association; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Board 
of Certified Court Reporter Examiners of Missouri, 1994-2006; Missouri Circuit Judges 
Association, 2009-present; Lawyers Association of St. Louis; Women Lawyer's Associa- 
tion; National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, board 1998-2007, executive commit- 
tee, 1999-2007, president 2003. Presiding judge, 22nd Judicial Circuit, 2001-2002. 
Appointed circuit judge February 5, 1993. Retained in 1994, 2000 and 2006. Term expires December 31, 2012. 
Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 10 
REX M. BURLISON 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., Div. 19, 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63101; Phone: (314) 

622-4503. 

City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Appointed circuit judge August 9, 201 1. Term expires December 31, 2018. 
Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 22 — Division 1 1 
MICHAEL K. MULLEN 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-3583. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born May 8, 1964, in St. Louis. Educated at University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia, A.B.; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married Joan Heilweck. They have four 
children: Mary Katherine, Mark, James, and Phillip. Law clerk to James A. Pudlowski, 
Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District, 1989-1990; assistant circuit attorney, city of 
St. Louis 1990-1995; associate, Charles M. Shaw Law Firm, 1995-1996; Partner, Mullen 
and Fernandez, 1996-2000; solo practitioner, 2000-2001. Member: St. Gabriel Catholic 
Church; Bar Association of Missouri, St. Louis; and Lawyers Association. Appointed asso- 
ciate circuit judge May 2001. Retained in 2002 and 2006. Appointed circuit judge July 
2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 12 
DENNIS M. SCHAUMANN 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-4420. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born January 7, 1948, in the city of St. Louis. Graduate of Southeast Missouri 
State University, B.A.; St. Louis University School of Law, J.D. Married Patricia Ann Sin- 
grun August 23, 1969. Two children, Michael and Marissa. Two grandsons, Preston and 
Landon. Legal officer for the Juvenile Division, Circuit Court, city of St. Louis, 1 973-1 975. 
Private practice of law, 1975-1994. Appointed Municipal Judge for the city of St. Louis, 
1981; reappointed 1985, 1989 and 1993. Served as presiding judge for the St. Louis 
Municipal Court, 1981-1993. Member: Lawyers Association of St. Louis; St. Louis Met- 
ropolitan Bar Association; Missouri Bar Association. Appointed associate circuit judge 
December 16, 1994. Retained in 1996. Appointed circuit judge October 16, 1997. Retained in 1998, 2004, 2010 
and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 13 
STEVEN R. OHMER 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 1 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-5606. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born April 18, 1954, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis Univ. High, 1972; 
Florida State Univ., B.S., 1 975; and Creighton Univ., J.D., 1 979. Married to Roberta Marie 
Ohmer, December 29, 1976. They have two children, Rachel Caroline and Rebecca 
Anne. Asst. circuit atty., city of St. Louis, 1979-1983 and 1987-1994; in private prac- 
tice, 1983-1987, with Ohmer & Ohmer, PC; chief warrant officer for the circuit atty., 
1992-1994. Member: Missouri Supreme Court Circuit Court Budget Comm., chair; Mo. 
Supreme Court Family Court Comm.; American Judges Assoc.; the Bar Assoc. of Metro- 
politan St. Louis; Lawyers Assoc. of St. Louis; Mo. and III. Bar assocs. St. Pius V Catholic 
Church. Former assocs: athletic dir., St. Pius V; chair/member of St. Pius V Parish Council 
and Parents Council of Truman State Univ. Volunteer judge for Stand Down Project for homeless veterans and Wash- 
ington Univ. School of Law Moot Court. Judge Ohmer authored and co-authored several articles. Appointed assoc. 
circuit judge: June 1 6, 1 994. Retained in 1 996. Appointed circuit judge August 1 , 2000. Presiding Judge, 201 1-2012 
and asst. presiding judge, 2009-201 0. Retained in 2002 and 2008. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Nonpartisan. 

Circuit 22 — Division 15 
MICHAEL F. STELZER 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622- 
4432. 

St. Louis City 

Biography: Born February 11, 1964, St. Louis. Graduated from Augustana College, Rock 
Island, Illinois, 1986. Graduated from St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 
1992. Clerked for the Hon. Carl R. Gaertner, Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. 
Assistant and associate city counselor, City of St. Louis, 1993-2004. General counsel 
to the Board of Police Commissioners, St. Louis City. Appointed to the associate circuit 
bench, January of 2004 by Gov. Bob Holden. Elected in 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. 




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Circuit 22 — Division 16 
BRYAN L HETTENBACH 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4381. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born February 10, 1955, in St. Louis, Mo. Graduate of University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, B.A.; University of Michigan, M.A.; and University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia School of Law, J.D. Engaged in private practice of law for 23 years. Former staff 
attorney for Missouri Supreme Court. Former news editor of Missouri Lawyers Weekly. 
Former adjunct professor of legal studies at William Woods College. Recurring service as 
guardian ad litem in family and juvenile law cases. Certified civil law and family court 
mediator. Frequent speaker and contributor to continuing legal education programs and 
publications for The Missouri Bar and other legal organizations. Appointed circuit judge 
April 2, 2008. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 17 
JOHN F. GARVEY 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4841 . 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Judge Garvey received his B.A. degree from St. Louis University and his J.D. 
degree from Rutgers University, Camden, N.J.. Prior to taking the bench, he was a partner 
in the Law Firm of Sestric and Garvey and of counsel in the law firm of Laritz, Plunkert & 
Bruning. He is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University Law School and St. 
Louis University Law School. He first took the bench as an associate circuit court judge 
in 1998. Appointed circuit judge in 2004. Retained in 2006 and 2012. Term expires 
December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 18 
ROBERT H. DIERKER 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63 1 01 ; phone (3 1 4) 622-433 1 . 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born February 24, 1949, in St. Louis. Attended St. Louis University, A.B.; Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D.; Harvard University, LL.M. Married Dorothy Dreyer 
July 3, 1982. They have three children. Law clerk to Joseph J. Simeone, Mo. Court of 
Appeals, summers 1 973, 1 974; associated with a St. Louis law firm, 1 975-1 978; assistant 
and associate city counselor, city of St. Louis, 1979-1986. Candidate for Mo. House of 
Representatives, 1978; campaign treasurer for Paul Kiel, Mo. Senate candidate, 1978. 
Member: Catholic Church; Circuit Bar Committee, Division 1, 22nd Circuit, 1985-1986; 
Mo. and Metropolitan St. Louis Bar associations; and other legal and fraternal organiza- 
tions. Appointed circuit judge February 1986. Retained in 1988, 1994, 2000 and 2006. 
Presiding judge, 1997-1998. Retained in 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2018. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 19 
JIMMIE EDWARDS 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4376. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Graduated from Saint Louis Univ., B.A., 1978, J.D., 1982. Married to Stacy 
Maria. They have three children. He began private practice in a small law firm in St. 
Louis in 1981. In 1984, he joined Sabreliner Corporation. He then joined Southwestern 
Bell Telephone Company legal staff. Serves as chair, Missouri Supreme Court's Records 
Committee; member, Missouri Supreme Court Civil Rules Committee; served on the 
executive council for Missouri State Judges; chief juvenile court judge for the city of St. 
Louis. Founder, Innovative Concept Academy. In 1992, he was appointed Circuit Judge 
for the 22nd Judicial Circuit of Missouri. Term expires December 31, 201 8. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 22 — Division 20 
EDWARD SWEENEY 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4452. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born Sept. 11, 1947, in St. Louis. Educated at Univ. of Mo. -Columbia, A.B., 
political science, 1969, J. D., 1974; St. Louis Univ., M.B.A., 1981. National Judicial Col- 
lege, certificates in trial judge and dispute resolution skills. Admitted to the Mo. Bar, 1 974. 
Field artillery officer, Army, 1969-1971, including service with the 1 01 st Airborne Div., 
Vietnam, 1970-1971. Democratic Comm., 8th Ward, St. Louis, 1984-1996. Delegate 
to the 1988 Democratic Natl. Convention. Chair, third congressional dist. Democratic 
Comm., 1986-1992. Engaged in private law practice, 1974-1986, and as asst. circuit 
atty., city of St. Louis, 1986-1997. Married Mary Myerscough Wiechens May 17, 1986. 
Father and step-father to four children. Member: Saint Joan of Arc parish, the St. Louis Saint Patrick's Day Parade 
Comm. and veterans and community organizations. Appointed assoc. circuit judge Dec. 12, 1997. Retained in 
2000 and 2004. Appointed circuit judge Jan. 6, 2005. Retained in 2006 and 2012. Term expires Dec. 31, 2018. 
Nonpartisan. 

Circuit 22 — Division 21 
THOMAS C. GRADY 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 11 14 Market St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-3706. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Graduated from St. Louis University, A.B., 1966, J.D., 1969. 
Married to Carol Adreon. They have two children, Kelly and Tom Jr. In private law prac- 
tice, 1970-1976. Member: Missouri Bar; Lawyers' Association of St. Louis; Bar Associa- 
tion of Metropolitan St. Louis; presiding judge 22nd Circuit 2007-2008; Irish Georgian 
Society-Dublin; past commodore, Harbor Point Y.C. Board member: Herman Pott 
Waterways Collection of the Mercantile Library. Elected Fifth District Magistrate, 1976; 
re-elected in 1978. Retained under Missouri Nonpartisan Court Plan as associate circuit 
judge in 1 982, 1 986 and 1 990. Appointed circuit judge in 1 994. Retained in 1 996, 2002 
and 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 22 
THOMAS J. FRAWLEY 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 11 14 Market St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-3438. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Rochester, N.Y. Attended Hamilton College, B.A.; Univ. 
of Mo.-Columbia, J.D. Member: National Advisory Board, National Quality Improvment 
Center on Differential Response; Supreme Court Family Court Comm., chair, 1 995-2004; 
and Supreme Court Comm. on Children's Justice. Awards: Equal Justice, Legal Svcs. of 
Eastern Mo.; Judge of the Year, Mo. Court Appt'd. Special Advocates; Person of the Year, 
Mo. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, St. Louis Metro. Region; Champion of Kids, 
Kids-in-the-Middle, Inc.; President's Advocacy, NBA ECHO Emergency Children's Home; 
Outstanding Leader for Governmental Leadership, St. Louis Children's Agenda, Vision for 
Children at Risk; Advocacy, St. Louis Mental Health Bd.; World of Children Honoree, Progressive Youth Connection; 
and Family Service Award, Provident, Inc. Appointed circuit judge September 1991. Retained in 1992, 1998, 2004 
and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 23 
TIMOTHY J. WILSON 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 11 14 Market St., St. Louis 631 01 ; phone (314) 622-4926. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 2, 1947, in St. Louis. Educated at St. Louis University College 
of Arts and Science; St. Louis University Law School, A.B., cum laude, J.D. Married Carol 
A. Newcombe August 24, 1973, in St. Louis. Participated in the United States Department 
of Justice honors program, trial attorney in Washington, DC, 1973-1978; assistant United 
States attorney, Eastern District of Missouri, 1978-1989. Member: Catholic Church. 
Appointed circuit judge May 15, 1989. Retained in 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 22 — Division 30 
DAVID C. MASON 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 920 N. Vandeventer, St. Louis 63108; phone (314) 622- 
4691. 

City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born March 12, 1956, in Nashville, Tenn. Educated at Austin Peay State Univ., 
B.S.; Washington Univ., J.D. Married Taunia L. Allen, June 3, 1995. They have two chil- 
dren, William R. and Harrison M. Member: Catholic Church; American, Missouri, Metro 
and Mound City Bar assocs.; American Law Institute, elected 1996; vice chair, St. Louis 
Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, 1990-1991. Bds: American Judica- 
ture Society, 1998-2002; Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance. 1997 
Honor Initiate; Order of the Coif, honorary member; American Bd. of Trial Advocates; 
1991 Missouri Bar Thomas D. Cochran for Community Service.; 1990 Bar Assn. of Metro- 
politan St. Louis Merit; 1992 Austin Peay State Univ. Outstanding Alumnus; 1999 Washington Univ. School of Law 
Outstanding Young Alumnus; Missouri Lawyers Weekly; 2009 reader's poll "Best Circuit Judge, Eastern District"; 
and 1 6-time recipient of American College of Trial Lawyers Award of Merit. Appointed circuit judge: August 1 991 . 
Retained in 1992, 1998, 2004 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 31 
JOAN L. MORIARTY 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg. 1 1 14 Market St., St. Louis, 631 01; phone (314) 622-4927. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in Brookings, S.D. Graduated from Creighton University School of Phar- 
macy, Omaha, Neb.; St. Louis School of Law. Law clerk for the Hon. Robert G. Dowd Sr., 
Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. Served as assistant prosecuting attorney for St. 
Louis County. Member: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, St. Louis Lawyer's Asso- 
ciation, St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Appointed circuit judge January 1, 1998. Retained 
2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 23 — Division 6 
TROY CARDONA 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-6461. 
County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born February 16, 1963, in St. Louis. Educated at Windsor 
High School, Imperial, 1981; Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan, 1983; Jefferson College; 
Truman State, formerly known as Northeast Missouri State University, Kirksville, B.A., 
1984, summa cum laude, co-salutatorian, third in graduating class; Northeastern Univer- 
sity Law School, Boston, M.A., J.D. 1988; Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Osaka, 
Japan, 1989. Experience: U.S attorney's office-Hawaii, law clerk 1987; Missouri public 
defender, four years; private practice, three years (Honolulu, Hawaii; St. Louis-lmperial- 
Hillsboro, Mo.); chief warrant attorney and chief trial attorney, Jefferson County; assistant prosecutor, 11 years; 
general counsel Union Pacific Railroad, one year. Elected circuit judge in 2006. Term expires December 31, 2018. 
Democrat. 




Circuit 23 — Division 1 
ROBERT WILKINS 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-5410. 
County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born September 6, 1946, in St. Louis. Education: Univ. of Mo.-St. Louis, 
B.S., summa cum laude, 1976; St. Louis Univ. School of Law, J.D., 1979; USDOJ Natl. 
Law Institute, 1997. Married Sandra L. Blackwell June 1, 1985. United States Marine 
Corps, 1964-1965; asst. prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, 1979-1983; prosecuting 
attorney, Jefferson County, 1995-2006. Board member: Missouri Assoc. of Prosecuting 
Attorneys, 2000-2006, president, 2005; Children's Advocacy Center of East Central 
Missouri, 2000-2006, president, 2000-2006; Mo. Children's Justice Act Task Force, 
1998-2004; Community Treatment Inc., 1998-2006; Third Congressional District Task 

Force on Domestic Violence, 2000-2004; Natl. District Attorneys' Assoc., 1995-2006. Awards: MADD Prosecutor 
of the Year, 1999; Child Advocate of the Year, CACECM, 2006. Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 2012. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. Democrat. 




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Circuit 23 — Division 2 
GARY P. KRAMER 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-5443. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born August 14, 1947, in Pontiac, III. Educated at Carleton College, B.A.; 
Washington University Law School, J.D. Married Alice Lee Childress January 17, 1971. 
They have three children. Served as assistant prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, 
1971-1972; assistant prosecuting attorney, Jefferson County, 1972-1974. Engaged as an 
associate partner in a law firm, 1974-1982. Member of the board of directors, Missouri 
Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, 1989-1992. Received the Equal 
Justice Award from Legal Service of Eastern Missouri, 1990. Faculty member, National 
Judicial College, 1993. Elected associate circuit judge in 1982 and 1986. Elected circuit judge, 1990, 1996, 2002 
and 2008. Presiding judge, 1997-1998 and 2005-2006. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 23 — Division 3 
NATHAN STEWART 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-5432. 
County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born October 27, 1965, in Charlottesville, Va. Graduate of University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.S. education, 1988, lifetime certified to teach secondary social 
studies; J.D., 1992. Married Kimberly A. Stewart June 23, 1990. They have two children. 
Wegmann Law Firm, 1992-1997. Nathan B. Stewart, PC, 1997-1999. Appointed first 
family court commissioner 23rd Circuit, 1999-2005. Established and judges truancy 
court at Hillsboro Jr. High. Member of Hillsboro Community Civic Club since 1 992, Sons 
of AMVETS and Elks. Appointed associate circuit judge 2005. Elected associate circuit 
judge, 2006-2010. Elected circuit judge in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2016. Democrat. 



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Circuit 23 — Division 4 
MARKT. STOLL 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-5420. 



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I Biography: Born April 1 1, 1952, in St. Louis. Educated: University of Missouri-Columbia, 
I B.S., business administration, 1974, J.D., 1977. Married Tanya L. Brotherton, 1992. They 
'^^v^^^l nave two sons. Partner in Wegmann, Gasaway, Stewart, Schneider, Dieffenbach, Tesreau, 

I H Stoll & Sherman, Hillsboro, 1 977-1 997. Served as mediator, Missouri Bar Dispute Resolu- 
ffflf H I tion Committee. Associate circuit judge, 1 997-2006. Secretary-treasurer, Mo. Association 
| | °f Probate & Associate Circuit Judges, 2002-2006. Board of Directors, Mo. Municipal 
& Associate Circuit Judges Association, 1998-2007, President's Advisory Committee, 
2007-201 3. Legislative Steering Committee, Missouri Judicial Conference, 1 998-2006. Member and past president, 
DeSoto Rotary Club. Served as treasurer, asst. scoutmaster, troop committee chair, unit commissioner for Boy Scouts 
and Cub Scouts. Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 2012. Presiding judge, 2009-201 0. Term expires December 31, 
2018. Democrat. 



Circuit 23 — Division 5 
LISA K. PAGE 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 

797-6435. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born September 12, 1966, in Festus. Graduated magna cum laude in 1988 
from Southeast Missouri State University and cum laude from Saint Louis University 
School of Law in 1997. Married to Eddie Page since 1988. They have three children: 
Maggie, Joe and Anna-Lisa. Practiced law from 1997-2005 with a strong emphasis in 
ADR and domestic relations. Appointed family court commissioner on April 29, 2005, 
and, when the position was eliminated, was elected Jefferson County's first female circuit 
judge in 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 



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Circuit 24 — Division 2 
KENNETH W. PRATTE 

Office address: St. Francois County Courthouse, 1 N. Washington, Second Fl., Farmington 
63640; phone (573) 756-5144. 

Counties: Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born May 2, 1945, in Bonne Terre. Educated at Mineral Area 
College; University of Missouri-Columbia, A.B., political science, J.D. Served in United 
States Marine Corps in Vietnam. Employed as management trainee with an electric com- 
pany; loan officer with a savings and loan association; parole officer for state of Missouri; 
assistant prosecuting attorney, St. Francois and Madison counties; practiced law in Farm- 
ington and Park Hills; first elected city attorney for city of Farmington. Member: Catholic 
Church; American, Missouri and Judicial Circuit Bar associations; Knights of Columbus; 
VFW; American Legion; Elks. Elected circuit judge: 1982-2012. Term expires December 31, 2018 Democrat. 




Circuit 24 — Division 1 
SANDY MARTINEZ 

Office address: St. Francois County Courthouse, 1 N. Washington, Third FL, Farmington 
63640; phone (573) 756-5144. 

Counties: Madison, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington. 

Biography: Born June 14, 1963. Educated at University of Texas at El Paso, B.A.; University 
of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married to Michael J. Anderson, an assistant prosecutor for 
the 42nd Circuit Child Support Enforcement. They have two children, Chris and Amber. 
Served as assistant public defender, assistant prosecuting attorney and prosecuting attor- 
ney for St. Francois County. Elected circuit judge in 2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires 
December 31, 2018. Democrat. 



Circuit 25 — Division 2 
GREGORY WARREN 

Office address: Pulaski County Courthouse, 301 Historic Rt. 66, Ste. 318, Waynesville 

65583; phone (573) 774-4789. 

County: Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Graduate of Richland High School, University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.S. English, and George Washington University, Washington D.C., J.D. cum 
laude. U.S. Army Reserve signal officer, 1974-1980. Pulaski County prosecuting attorney, 
1981-1994. Daughter Ashley and son Brock. Richland United Methodist Church, life 
member and certified lay speaker. Associate circuit judge, 1994-2012. Appointed circuit 
judge December 201 2-present. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 25 — Division 1 
WILLIAM E. HICKLE 

Office address: 200 N Main Street, Rolla, 65401; phone (573) 458-6205. 
Counties: Maries, Phelps, Pulaski and Texas. 

Biography: Born August 23, 1957, in Fort Worth, Texas. Graduate of Baylor University, 
B.A. chemistry, 1979; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1982. Married to Debbie, 
November 26, 1982. Five children: David, Mark, Nathan, Sarah and Rachel. Practiced 
law in Rolla 27 years. Served as municipal judge, City of Rolla, 1996-2010. Served as 
chair, Missouri Head Injury Advisory Council to the Governor; president, Rolla Public 
Library Board of Trustees; president, Rolla Rotary Club. Elected associate circuit judge, 
Division II, 2010. Elected circuit judge, Division I, 2012. Term expires December 31, 
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Circuit 26 — Division 2 
KENNETH M. HAYDEN 

Office address: Camden County Courthouse, 1 Court Circle, Ste. 9, Camdenton 65020; 
phone (573) 346-5160. 

Counties: Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born March 23, 1962. Graduate of Central Missouri State 
University, B.S., 1 984; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1 987; admit- 
ted to Missouri Bar, 1987. Married to Deborah; they have two children, a daughter and 
a son. Formerly engaged in private law practice, 1987-2008. Member: The Missouri Bar; 
the 26th Judicial Circuit Bar Assoc.; Versailles United Methodist Church; Versailles Lions 
Club. Appointed circuit judge September 11, 2008, to fill an unexpired term. Elected 
circuit judge November 4, 2008. Elected circuit judge November 2, 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. Republican. 



Circuit 26 — Division 1 
STANLEY MOORE 

Office address: Camden County Courthouse, 1 Court Circle, Ste. 9, Camdenton 65020; 
phone (573) 346-5160. 

Counties: Camden, Laclede, Miller, Moniteau and Morgan. 

Biography: Circuit and juvenile judge. Born September 20, 1947, in Pettis County. 
Graduate of Central Missouri State College, B.S., B.A.; University of Tulsa, J.D. Admit- 
ted the Oklahoma Bar, 1982; Missouri Bar 1983. Married Paulette M. Moore December 
1966. They have two children, a son and a daughter. Engaged in private law practice, 
1982-2006. Laclede County assistant prosecuting attorney from January 1 991 -September 
2006. Previously appointed acting interim Laclede County public administrator. Member: 
First United Methodist Church, Lebanon; Laclede County, 26th Circuit and Missouri Bar 
associations; Lebanon Downtown Optimist Club. Appointed circuit judge September 1, 2006, to fill an unexpired 
term. Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 





Circuit 27 

JAMES K. JOURNEY 

Office address: PO Box 487, Clinton 64735; phone (660) 885-7242. 
Counties: Bates, Henry and St. Clair. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born August 23, 1951, in Kansas City. Graduated from Clin- 
ton High School, 1969; Central Missouri State University, B.A., political science, 1973; 
and University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, J.D., 1 975. Married Rachelle E. Wilkins 
November 6, 1993. They have three children. Served as law clerk in the Jackson Co. Cir- 
cuit Court— Division 10, 1976-1977. Practiced law in Clinton from 1979-2006. Elected 
circuit judge in 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 



Circuit 28 
JAMES R. BICKEL 

Office address: Office of the Circuit Judge, 100 W. Cherry, Ste. A, Nevada 64772; phone 
(41 7) 667-501 6; FAX (41 7) 448-2535. 
Counties: Barton, Cedar, Dade and Vernon. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born July 24, 1946, in Lamar. Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 
B.S., 1968; J.D., 1973. Married to Sherry Culbertson. They have three children. Phi Delta 
Phi (president, Tiedeman Inn, 1972-1973); Order of the Coif; Missouri Law Review; U.S. 
Army, 1968-1970; municipal judge, Nevada, Mo., 1976-2000. AG's Professional Liability 
Review Board, 1977-1979; Mo. Bar Fee Dispute Resolution Comm., 1992-2000. Rotary 
Club, Citizen of the Year, 2004; Nevada United Methodist Church; Missouri United Meth- 
odist Foundation, Inc., board of directors, 1993-2001, exec, comm., 1999-2000. Elected 
circuit judge November 7, 2000. Retained in 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 
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Circuit 29 — Division 2 
DAVID C. DALLY 

Office address: Jasper County Courts Bldg., 601 S. Pearl, Joplin 64801; phone (417) 
625-4320. 
County: Jasper. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born March 15, 1948, in Ishpeming, Mich. Educated at 
the University of Missouri, B.A., J.D. Married Gaye Ramm, August 16, 1969. They have 
two children and nine grandchildren. Served as assistant prosecuting attorney of Jasper 
County, 1974-1986; prosecuting attorney of Jasper County, 1987-1998; city attorney of 
Carthage, 1974-1998; engaged in the private practice of law in Carthage, 1973-1998. 
Member: Grace Episcopal Church; Carthage Rotary Club; University of Missouri Alumni 
Association; Missouri and Jasper County Bar associations. Past president of Missouri Asso- 
ciation of Prosecuting Attorneys, Missouri Association of Municipal Attorneys and Jasper County Bar Association. 
Elected circuit judge in 1998, 2004 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 201 6. Republican. 




Circuit 29 — Division 1 
GAYLE L. CRANE 

Office address: Jasper County Courts Bldg., 601 S. Pearl, Rm. 320, Joplin 64801; phone 
(417) 625-4318. 
County: Jasper. 

Biography: Born December 10, 1958, in Neosho. B.S.W. from KU. Graduated from Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Married John Podleski. Has three children. 
Partner in a law firm, 1985-2006. Member of Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. 
Elected circuit judge in November 2006 and 2012. Presiding juvenile judge of Jasper 
County. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 29 — Division 3 
DAVID B. MOUTON 

Office address: Jasper County Courts Bldg., 601 S. Pearl, Rm. 216, Joplin 64801; phone 
(417) 625-4325. 
County: Jasper. 

Biography: Born March 5, 1958, in Joplin. Graduated from the University of Missouri- 
Kansas City, B.A., J.D. Married Beverly Edwards June 28, 1980. They have two children. 
Engaged in the private practice of law in Carthage, 1986-2006; city attorney of Carthage 
1 999-2006. Member: Fairview Christian Church; Missouri and Jasper County Bar associa- 
tions; past member Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri board of directors. Past 
president of Jasper County Bar Association; past member, Salvation Army Advisory Board; 
former member, Carthage Parks and Recreation Board. Elected circuit judge November 7, 
2006. Retained November 6, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 30 

MICHAEL O. HENDRICKSON 

Office address: PO Box 679, Buffalo 65622; phone (41 7) 345-6822. 
County: Benton, Hickory, Dallas, Polk and Webster. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born September 25, 1963, in Lincoln, Neb. Married with 
three children. Graduated from University of Nebraska, B.A., 1986 and J.D., 1990. Served 
as special assist. U.S. attny., assist. Missouri Attny. general, chief assist. Taney Co. pros., 
assist. Jefferson Co. pros, and a private practitioner. Member of Missouri, Nebraska, Kan- 
sas and Springfield Metro Bar Assoc.; Mo. Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, 
Legislative and Membership Committees; Mo. Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges 
Assoc. Selected as special judge, Southern District Court of Appeals 2009 and to Applied 
Science and Technology Adjudication Resource (ASTAR) program 201 0. Member of Prai- 
rie Chapel United Methodist Church and Hermitage Lions Club. Served on Pittsburg Comm 
mitage Visioning Committee and Community Improvement Coalition. Elected Hickory Co. 
and 2010. Elected circuit judge of 30th Judicial Circuit in 2012. Term expires December 3 



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Circuit 31 — Division 4 
^^^V THOMAS MOUNTJOY 

1 Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
f (41 7) 868-4089. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born in 1953 in Stockton, Calif. Educated at Central Mis- 
souri State Univ., B.S., criminal justice administration; Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. 
Married Donna Newman. They have three daughters. Served as asst. professor, criminal 
justice administration; Juvenile Court Services, director; asst. Greene County prosecuting 
attorney; Greene County prosecuting attorney. Member: East Sunshine Church of Christ; 
Missouri Assoc. of Prosecuting Attorneys, past president; Governor's Crime Commission; 
State Task Force on Fatal Child Abuse; Community Alternative Service Program; Child 
Advocacy Center of Southwest Missouri, co-founder; Juvenile Court Improvement Project, steering committee. 
Awards: David B. Woodruff Memorial Community Justice; Child Advocacy Council Friend of Children. Appointed 
circuit judge February 9, 1996. Elected in 1996, 2000 and 2006. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2018. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 31 — Division 1 
MICHAEL J. CORDONNIER 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(41 7) 868-4078. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born September 6, 1957, in St. Louis and raised in Springfield, Mo. Education: 
University of Missouri, B.S., business administration, 1979; University of Tulsa, College 
of Law, J.D., 1982. Engaged in private practice as a partner in the firm of Cunningham, 
Harpool & Cordonnier L.C. until merger and became partner with Lathrop & Gage, L.C. 
in 2004. Married Martha Love, and they have two sons. Member, Christ Episcopal Church, 
Springfield, Mo.; included as one of the "Best Lawyers in America", 2007; named as 
417 Top Attorneys 2007. Author, Automobile Torts, supplement Mo. Bar CLE. Member: 
American Bar Assoc., Missouri Bar Assoc., Springfield Metropolitan Bar Assoc. Past and present board member of 
several non profit organizations. Appointed circuit judge in January 2008 and was elected circuit judge in 2008 to 
fill unexpired term. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31 , 201 8. Nonpartisan. 





Circuit 31 — Division 2 
DAVID JONES 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(41 7) 868-4086. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born 1953 in Springfield, Mo. Graduate of Albright College, 1975, and Dela- 
ware Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1978. Married to Ginger Wagner, one child. 
Served as an assistant United States attorney, United States Department of Justice, from 
1979-2006. Engaged in private practice and professor at Drury University and Ozark 
Technical College from 2006-2008. Elected circuit judge in November 2008. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 31 — Division 3 
J. DAN CONKLIN 

Office address: Greene County Circuit Court, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65002; phone 
(41 7)-868-4080. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Education: Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colo., B.S. in marketing, 
summa cum laude; University of Arkansas, J.D., 1 978. Prior to law school, he was with Lit- 
ton Industries in management and marketing. He was engaged in private practice with the 
firm of Conklin, Holden and Wagner. Served as city attorney for the city of Republic. For- 
mer instructor of marketing and business law at Southwest Missouri State University. Was 
an associate circuit judge, then circuit judge of Circuit 31 since being elected in 1986. 
Elected circuit judge 2004 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 31 — Division 5 
CALVIN HOLDEN 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(41 7) 868-4838. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born September 28, 1953, in Mountain View. B.S. from Southwest Missouri 
State University, cum laude; Drake University, J.D., 1980. He has four children: Chrysa, 
Calie, Alexander and Zoe. Engaged in the practice of law, 1980-1996. Administrative 
law judge, Division of Employment Security, 1980-1981; Greene County assistant pros- 
ecuting attorney, 1983. Served in the U.S. Navy, 1972-1974. Member: Phi Kappa Phi; 
Springfield Metropolitan and Missouri Bar assocs. Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar. 
Commissioner, Missouri Drug Court Commission. David B. Woodruff Memorial Commu- 
nity Justice Service Award recipient, 2000; NAMI of Southwest Missouri Governmental Award for Excellence, 2001; 
Mo. Assoc. of Drug Court Professionals President's Award, 2002. Appointed circuit judge in 1 996. Elected in 1 996, 
2002 and 2006. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 32 — Division 1 
WILLIAM L. SYLER 

Office address: Common Pleas Courthouse, 44 N. Lorimier, Cape Girardeau 63701; 
phone (573) 335-2802. 

Counties: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born Nov. 28, 1948. Southeast Mo. State Univ., B.A., 1971; 
UMKC, J.D., 1974. Married to Georganne Penzel. Two daughters, Lauren and Claire. 
Asst. pros, atty., Jackson Co., 1974-75; Cape Girardeau Co., 1975-76; private law 
practice, 1977-92. Member: Mo. Bar Foresight Comm., 1987-90; Cape Girardeau Co. 
Health Dept. Bd. of Trustees, chair, 1986-1992; Cape Girardeau Co. Bar Assoc., pres. 
1997-98. SEMO Foundation, exec, bd.; First Presbyterian Church; Natl. Public Radio, 
community adv. bd.; St. Francis Med. Center Foundation Bd.; Mo. Circuit Judge Assoc., 
pres., 2006-07; Circuit Court Budget Comm., 1 997-present; Court Automation Comm., 
2005-present; Mo. Bar Annual Meeting Planning Comm., 2002 -present; Chief Justice's Adv. Comm., 2005-09; Mo. 
Bar Lawyer to Lawyer Dispute Resolution Comm., 2007-09. Appointed circuit judge October 1, 1992. Retained 
in 1992, 1996, 2002 and 2008. Presiding judge, 1995-96, 1999-2006 and 2009-10. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 





Circuit 32 — Division 2 
BENJAMIN F. LEWIS 

Office address: Common Pleas Courthouse, 44 N. Lorimier, Cape Girardeau 63701; 
phone (573) 335-2802. 

Counties: Bollinger, Cape Girardeau and Perry. 

Biography: Born in Cape Girardeau March 1 7, 1955. Southeast Missouri State University, 
B.A., 1977; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1980. Married Debra K. Scholl July 
5, 1986. Law clerk, 16th Circuit, 1980-1981. Private practice, 1 981-1 990. Associate cir- 
cuit judge, 1991-1994. Member, Layton & Lewis, L.L.C., 1995-2004. Southeast Missouri 
Hospital Board of Trustees; Hanover Lutheran Church, past president; 32nd Judicial Cir- 
cuit Bar Association, past president; Cape Girardeau Lions Club, past president; Shawnee 
District, B.S. A., past district chair, Award of Merit, Silver Beaver Award. Elected circuit 
judge: 2004, 2006 and 2012. Term expires: December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 33 
DAVID DOLAN 

Office address: Scott County Courthouse, PO Box 256, Benton 63736; phone (573) 
545-3141. 

Counties: Mississippi and Scott. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born June 19, 1954, in Memphis, Tenn. Graduate of Univ. 
of Memphis, B.B.A., J.D. Married Julie Crader, August 2, 1980. Two children, Win and 
Claire. Member: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus, fourth Degree; 
Mo. and Tenn. Bar assocs.; Natl. Assoc. of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Mo. Juvenile 
Justice Assoc.; Natl, (sec.) and Mo. Assocs. of Drug Court Professionals; Sikeston Youth 
Soccer, pres.; Sikeston Little League, coach; Rotary Club; Sikeston Jaycees; SMC Pi Kappa 
Alpha Fraternity; ODK; Bar Governor Univ. of Memphis School of Law. ASTAR Fellow, 
2009; Presiding Judges Exec. Comm. 2006-present; Mo. Supreme Court Leg. Comm., 
2008-present; Circuit Judges Leg. Comm., 2008-present; Mo. Sentencing and Corrections Oversight Comm., 
2013-17. Private practice, Crader, Crader, Dolan and Dolan, 1982-90. Asst. pros. atty. Scott Co., 1986-90; pros, 
atty., 1991-93. Elected associate circuit judge: Scott Co., 1992 and 1994. Appointed circuit judge March 1998. 
Elected in 1998, 2000, 2006, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




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Circuit 34 

FRED COPELAND 

Office address: New Madrid County Courthouse, 450 Main, New Madrid 63869; phone 
(573) 748-2669. 

Counties: New Madrid and Pemiscot. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born November 13, 1954, in Coronado, Calif. Educated at 
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., public administration; J.D. Engaged in private law 
practice in New Madrid. Appointed associate circuit judge, New Madrid County, for a 
term beginning January 15, 1982. Elected: 1982 and 1986. Member: United Methodist 
Church; Optimist; Eagles; Phi Delta Phi. Elected circuit judge 1988-2006. Term expires 
December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 35 

ROBERT N. MAYER 

Office address: Dunklin County Courthouse, PO Box 507, Kennett 63857; (573) 888-91 33. 
Counties: Stoddard and Dunklin. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born February 25, 1957, in Cape Girardeau. Graduate of 
Southeast Missouri State University, B.S. political science; University of Missouri-Kansas 
City, J.D.. Married Nancy Tuley, July 29, 1978. Three sons: Jason, Dustin and Daniel. 
Member of First Baptist Church, Dexter. Practiced law in Dexter. Elected to the House of 
Representatives, 2000 and 2002. Served as chair of Crime Prevention and Public Safety 
Committee, 2003-2004. Elected to the Senate in 2004 and 2008. Served as Education 
Comm. chair, 2008-2009. Served as Appropriations Comm. chair, 2010. Served as Senate 
president pro tern, 201 1-2012. Elected Presiding Judge 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2018. Republican. 




Circuit 36 

MICHAEL PRITCHETT 

Office address: Butler Co. Courthouse, 100 N. Main, Poplar Bluff 63901; phone (573) 
686-8080. 

Counties: Butler and Ripley. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born November 17, 1953, in Des Moines, Iowa. Graduate of 
Drury University, B.M.E., summa cum laude, 1976. Graduate of University of Missouri- 
Columbia Law School, J.D., 1980. Married Nell Hearne Pritchett July 30, 1977. Former 
Poplar Bluff city attorney and city prosecuting attorney. Former Butler County assistant 
prosecuting attorney. Engaged in private practice of law, 1981-2010. Former board 
member of Poplar Bluff Transit Authority; ADAPT; Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce 
and Poplar Bluff Industries. Member of First Baptist Church. Elected circuit judge in 201 0. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 37 
DAVID EVANS 

Office address: 225 Courthouse, West Plains 65775; phone (41 7) 256-4383. 
Counties: Carter, Howell, Oregon and Shannon. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born April 26, 1960, in West Plains. Educated at Southern 
Methodist University, summa cum laude, B.S., political science, B.B.A., business; South- 
ern Methodist University, J.D., chief counsel Legal Clinic. Married Saundra Kay Hardin 
August 11, 1979. They have four children. Served in the private practice of law, 1985- 
1991 (received Missouri Pro Bono Award); City attorney for Thayer; municipal judge for 
West Plains, Willow Springs and Mountain View; associate circuit judge, 1 991-2005; and 
elected presiding circuit judge, 2006. Member of United Methodist Church, President's 
Volunteer Service Award; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, 
past president. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




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Circuit 38 
MARK E. ORR 

Office address: 110 W. Elm, Rm. 205, Ozark 65721; phone (417) 581-2727. 
Counties: Christian and Taney. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born April 23, 1960, in Springfield. Educated at Drury Uni- 
versity, B.A.; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married Sarah T. Adams, September 6, 
1997. They have two daughters. Member: First Baptist Church, Ozark. Engaged in private 
law practice, 1986-2002. Served as Christian County prosecuting attorney; municipal 
judge, city of Clever; and city attorney in Ozark. Elected associate circuit judge in 2002. 
Elected circuit judge in 2006 and 201 2. Term expires December 31 , 201 8. Republican. 



Circuit 39 

JACK A. L. GOODMAN 

Office address: PO Box 364, Monett 65708; phone (41 7) 235-8500; FAX (41 7) 235-8502. 
Counties: Barry, Lawrence and Stone. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born 1973, Aurora, Mo. Graduated Pierce City High 
School (1991); University of Mo.-Columbia (bachelor's degree, 1995) and University of 
Mo.-Columbia School of Law (J-D., 1998). Elected presiding judge, 39th Circuit 2012. 
Served in Mo. Senate, 2005-2012, Senate asst. najority leader, 2007-2012. Chair Senate 
Committee on the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence, Senate Committee 
on General Laws, & Senate Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal 
Oversight. Served in Mo. House of Representatives, 2003-2005, House asst. major- 
ity leader, 2004-2005; attorney in private practice, 1998-2012, assistant prosecuting 
attorney, 1997-2002. Former member: Missouri Tourism Commission, Children's Services Commission, Missouri 
Rural Economic Development Council, Southwest Center Advisory Council, American Lung Association Govern- 
ment Relations Committee. Married to Laura with two sons, Jack and William. Member: Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Mo. Synod, in Freistatt. Various civic organizations. Elected 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 40 

TIMOTHY W. PERIGO 

Office address: Newton County Courthouse, 101 S. Wood, Ste. 306, Neosho 64850; 
phone (417) 451-8234, ext. 114. 
Counties: McDonald and Newton. 

Biography: Presiding judge. A native of Tulsa, Okla. and a graduate from University of 
Tulsa, 1975, B.S.; 1977, J.D. Married with three children. Was in private practice until 
June 1, 1985, when appointed as prosecuting attorney. Elected prosecutor for a full term 
in 1986. Elected associate circuit judge in 1990. Elected circuit judge in 1992. Retained 
in 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2018. Republican. 




Circuit 41 

FREDERICK (RICK) TUCKER 

Office address: Macon Co. Courthouse, PO Box 368, Macon 63552; phone (660) 385- 
3713. 

Counties: Macon and Shelby. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born January 24, 1961, Independence, Mo. Graduated 
1979 William Chrisman High School. Graduated 1983 Park College, BA. Five years 
carpet cleaner and welder. Married 1987 to Karma L. Swoffer. Graduated 1991 UMKC 
Law School, J.D.. Public Defender, 1991-2004. Four children. Private law practice, 
2004-201 1 . Appointed circuit judge by Gov. Jay Nixon 201 1 . Elected circuit judge 201 2. 
Term expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 



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Circuit 42 — Division 2 
KELLY PARKER 

Office address: Dent County Judicial Bldg., 
729-6816. 



PO Box 551, Salem 65560; phone (573) 



Counties: Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born February 28, 1966, in Rolla. Attended Southwest Mis- 
souri State University, B.S.; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. Three 
children: Braxton, Kennison and Slayton. Serves with the Missouri Army National Guard, 
rank of major, Judge Advocate General's Corps, assigned as the senior defense counsel 
for the 429th Trial Defense Team (Missouri and Nebraska Army National Guard). Dent 
County prosecuting attorney, 1995-1997; assistant prosecutor, 1991-1995. State repre- 
sentative, 150th Dist., 1997-2001. Appointed Iron County associate circuit judge, 2001. 
Elected Iron County associate circuit judge on November 5, 2002. Elected circuit judge on November 7, 2006, 
re-elected November 4, 2008. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 42 — Division 1 
SIDNEY T. PEARSON III 

Office address: Dent County Judicial Bldg., PO Box 551, Salem 65560; phone (573) 

729-6816; FAX (573) 729-5146. 

Counties: Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne. 

Biography: Born October 17, 1952, in Pleasant Plains, Ark.. Educated at Missouri S&T, 
B.A., psychology, 1978; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1981. Married Naomi 
Haacke 1975. Two children and four grandchildren. U.S. Air Force, 1971-1974, 366 
Tactical Fighter Wing RVN service, 1972-1973; private practice, 1982-1990; assistant 
prosecuting attorney of Crawford County, 1 990-1 995; executive director Meramec Legal 
Aid Corporation, 1995-1998; prosecuting attorney of Crawford County, 1998-2011; 
prosecuting attorney of Dent County, 2011-2012. Elected circuit judge in 2012. Term 
expires December 31, 2018. Democrat. 




Circuit 43 — Division 1 
THOMAS N. CHAPMAN 

Office address: 700 Webster, Chillicothe 64601 . 

Counties: Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born March 23, 1966; lifelong resident of Chillicothe, Mo. 
Graduated Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., B.S. in political science, summa cum 
laude, 1 988. University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1 991 . University of Missouri-Kan- 
sas City, LLM tax law, 1995. Elected circuit judge, 43rd Circuit-Division 1, 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2016. Republican. 




Circuit 43 — Division 2 
R. BRENT ELLIOTT 

Office address: Clinton County Courthouse, Box 275, Plattsburg 64477; phone (816) 
539-3732. 

Counties: Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston. 

Biography: Born August 8, 1955, Eagleville, Mo.. Graduated North Harrison High School 
(1973), Graceland College (B.A., 1977), University of Missouri (J.D., 1980). Son, Connor 
MacLeod Elliott (D.V.M. University of Missouri Vet. Med. 2013). Elected prosecuting 
attorney Livingston County 1982 and 1986, and maintained private law practice in Chilli- 
cothe for 19 years trying dozens of jury trials without a loss. Appointed DeKalb County 
associate circuit judge January 1, 2001; elected 2002 and 2006. Gov. Jay Nixon's first 
judicial appointment as circuit judge February 1, 2009. Elected 2010 and 2012. Presiding 
circuit judge 2010-2012. Term expires December 31, 201 8. Democrat. 



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Circuit 44 

R. CRAIG CARTER 

Office address: 1402 NW Tenth Ln v PO Box 489, Ava 65608; phone (417) 683-5556. 
County: Douglas, Wright and Ozark 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born April 16, 1969, in Springfield, Mo. United States Army, 
second Ranger Battalion, 1989-1991 (Panama, Operation Just Cause 1989); 10th, 12th, 
20th Special Forces Groups, 1993-2002. Military decorations include: Purple Heart, 
Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachutist Wings with Combat Jump Device, Expedition- 
ary Badge, Kosovo Service Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal. Graduated Missouri 
State University, 1997 B.S. in accounting. Graduated 2000 J.D., University of Arkansas. 
Private practice of law, 2000-2005. Member Missouri Bar; Ava and Mansfield Lodges 
A.F. & A.M.; Trinity Lutheran Church, Ava, Mo. Appointed associate circuit judge by Gov. 
Matt Blunt 2005. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 45 

CHRIS KUNZA MENNEMEYER 

Office address: Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Dr., Troy 63379; phone 
(636) 528-6300. 
Counties: Lincoln and Pike. 

Biography: Presiding judge. Born in Troy, Mo.. Valedictorian of Troy Buchanan High 
School, 1990; Bright Flight Scholar and attended Univ. of Mo. -Columbia and earned 
B.S.Ed in mathematics and science education with certificate to teach K-12, graduated 
magna cum laude, 1993; earned J.D. from Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 1997. Employ- 
ment history includes: CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate Corporate Advisory 
Group; GrayBar Electric Company, Legal/Real Estate Department; DESCO Group, Legal/ 
Real Estate Department; Earthgrains/Sara Lee Corporate, Real Estate Department; Lincoln 
County, Mo., assistant prosecuting attorney; Operated sole private practice for over ten 
years representing clients in civil, criminal, family, juvenile, drug court, administrative, probate, landlord/tenant, 
and estate-planning matters. Successfully ran contested campaign and was elected presiding circuit court judge 
November 6, 2012, for the 45th Judicial Circuit. Took office January 1, 2013. Term expires January 1, 2019. 
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Circuit courts by county 

Adair Circuit No. 2 

Andrew Circuit No. 5 

Atchison Circuit No. 4 

Audrain Circuit No. 12 

Barry Circuit No. 39 

Barton Circuit No. 28 

Bates Circuit No. 27 

Benton Circuit No. 30 

Bollinger Circuit No. 32 

Boone Circuit No. 1 3 

Buchanan Circuit No. 5 

Butler Circuit No. 36 

Caldwell Circuit No. 43 

Callaway Circuit No. 13 

Camden Circuit No. 26 

Cape Girardeau Circuit No. 32 

Carroll Circuit No. 8 

Carter Circuit No. 37 

Cass Circuit No. 1 7 

Cedar Circuit No. 28 

Chariton Circuit No. 9 

Christian Circuit No. 38 

Clark Circuit No. 1 

Clay Circuit No. 7 

Clinton Circuit No. 43 

Cole Circuit No. 19 

Cooper Circuit No. 18 

Crawford Circuit No. 42 

Dade Circuit No. 28 

Dallas Circuit No. 30 

Daviess Circuit No. 43 

DeKalb Circuit No. 43 

Dent Circuit No. 42 

Douglas Circuit No. 44 

Dunklin Circuit No. 35 

Franklin Circuit No. 20 

Gasconade Circuit No. 20 

Gentry Circuit No. 4 

Greene Circuit No. 31 

Grundy Circuit No. 3 

Harrison Circuit No. 3 

Henry Circuit No. 27 

Hickory Circuit No. 30 

Holt Circuit No. 4 

Howard Circuit No. 14 

Howell Circuit No. 37 

Iron Circuit No. 42 

Jackson Circuit No. 16 

Jasper Circuit No. 29 

Jefferson Circuit No. 23 

Johnson Circuit No. 17 

Knox Circuit No. 2 

Laclede Circuit No. 26 

Lafayette Circuit No. 15 

Lawrence Circuit No. 39 

Lewis Circuit No. 2 

Lincoln Circuit No. 45 

Linn Circuit No. 9 

Livingston Circuit No. 43 

Macon Circuit No. 41 



Madison C 

Maries C 

Marion C 

McDonald C 

Mercer C 

Miller C 

Mississippi C 

Moniteau C 

Monroe C 

Montgomery C 

Morgan C 

New Madrid C 

Newton C 

Nodaway C 

Oregon C 

Osage C 

Ozark C 

Pemiscot C 

Perry C 

Pettis C 

Phelps C 

Pike C 

Platte C 

Polk C 

Pulaski C 

Putnam C 

Ralls C 

Randolph C 

Ray C 

Reynolds C 

Ripley C 

St. Charles C 

St. Clair C 

St. Francois C 

St. Louis Co C 

St. Louis City C 

Ste. Genevieve C 

Saline C 

Schuyler C 

Scotland C 

Scott C 

Shannon C 

Shelby C 

Stoddard C 

Stone C 

Sullivan C 

Taney C 

Texas C 

Vernon C 

Warren C 

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Wayne C 

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Circuit 1 

RICKEY R. ROBERTS 

Office address: 1 1 1 E. Court Street, Suite 210, Kahoka 63445; phone (660) 727-2133. 
County: Clark. 

Biography: Born April 17, 1955, Keokuk, Iowa. United States Air Force, 1973-1977. 
Graduated summa cum laude Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State 
University), B.A. public administration and history, 1980; Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas 
City, J.D. 1983. Married Diana Hart, November 26, 1986. Engaged in private practice 
in Kahoka, 1983-2010. Served as city attorney for the cities of Kahoka, Wayland and 
Alexandria; general counsel for the Second Judicial Circuit Juvenile Division, 1 997-201 0. 
Member Missouri Bar, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Missouri Juve- 
nile Justice Association. Elected associate circuit judge for Clark County, November 201 0. 
Appointed by democratic Gov. Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon to fill unexpired term December 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 





Circuit 1 

KELLY L. LOVEKAMP 

Office address: Schuyler County Courthouse, PO Box 41 7, Lancaster 63548; phone (660) 
457-3755. 

County: Schuyler County. 

Biography: Born in Kirksvi lie. Educated at Truman State University (formerly Northeast 
Missouri State University), B.S., 1983, business administration and psychology major with 
a minor in personnel management; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 
1990. Engaged in private practice, 1990-2010. Two children, Tara and Karissa. Received 
the Family Law Mediation Certificate, University of Missouri, 1999; MACC, Medical 
Terminology Certificate, 2003; Association of Professional Trainers, Tactual Handgun Cer- 
tificate, 2006; University of Denver Tax Program, estate planning, 2007. Elected associate 
circuit judge 201 0. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 1 

KARL A.W. DeMARCE 

Office address: Scotland County Courthouse, 1 1 7 S. Market, Rm. 200, Memphis 63555; 
phone (660) 465-2404. 
County: Scotland. 

Biography: Born August 18, 1968, in Maryville. Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. agri- 
culture 1989, M.S. 1992 and J.D., 1997. Married Brenda Annette Russell, 1992. Five 
children: Catherine, Marie, Renee, William and Susannah. State Judicial Records Comm., 
2003-present; Exec. Comm. of the Judicial Conference, 2008-present. State rep. Dist. 1, 
1997-1998. Community development specialist, Univ. of Missouri Extension, Scotland 
County, 1991-1994. Member Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church; Mo. Bar; Mo. Assoc. of 
Probate and Assoc. Circuit Judges (pres., 2012-2013); Scotland County Rotary Club; Scot- 
land County Community Fitness Center, bd. of directors; Scotland County Assoc. of Music 
Parents; Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. Editor-in-Chief, Missouri Law Review, 1 r ~ 




-1997. Elected associate 



circuit judge 1998. Re-elected 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 2 

KRISTIE J. SWAIM 

Office address: Adair County Courthouse, 106 W. Washington, Kirksville 63501; phone 
(660) 665-3877. 
County: Adair. 

Biography: Born September 27, 1967. Educated at University of Iowa, B.A., political 
science, 1990; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1993. Board of Advocates, writ- 
ing director, 1992-1993; University of Missouri-Columbia, teaching assistant in legal 
research, writing and advocacy, 1992-1993; Order of Barristers, 1993; assistant editor, 
Missouri Supreme Court Publications, 1991-1993; private law practice, 1993-2002; 
Kirksville City Council, 1999-2002; director and member of numerous service groups 
and organizations. Received West Publishing Award for Excellence in Research and Writ- 
ing, 1990; Richard J. Chamier Award in Public Speaking, 1991 and Fred L. Howard Prize for Excellence in Appellate 
Advocacy, 1992-1993. Elected Adair County associate circuit judge in 2002. Re-elected in 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




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Circuit 2 

WILLIAM E. ALBERTY 

Office address: Knox County Courthouse, PO Box 1 16, Edina 63537; phone (660) 397- 
3146. 

County: Knox. 

Biography: Born January 3, 1944. Graduate of Culver- Stockton College, B.A. in history; 
Univ. of Missouri, J.D. Single with children. Prosecuting attorney of Knox County, 1971- 
2006; board member of Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. 
Elected associate circuit judge 2006. Re-elected 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. 




I Circuit 2 

I FREDWESTHOFF 

I Office address: Lewis County Courthouse, PO Box 36, Monticello 63457; phone (573) 
"I 767-5352. 
County: Lewis. 

Biography: Born December 23, 1952, in Quincy, III. Graduate of Truman State University, 
I B.A., magna cum laude, 1975; University of Missouri Law School, J.D. 1978. Married 
|| Reggie DeVerger, June 1 1, 1983, four children. Prosecuting attorney Lewis County 1981- 
I 1986. Member of Missouri Bar; Probate and Associate Circuit Judges Assoc, Heartland 
I Resources, Inc, and Lewis County Home Health Advisory Board. Elected associate circuit 
I judge for Lewis County in 1 986. Re-elected in 1 990, 1 994, 1 998, 2002, 2006 and 201 0. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 3 

STEVEN D. HUDSON 

Office address: Grundy County Courthouse, 700 Main St., Ste 6, Trenton 64683; phone 
(660) 359-6606. 
County: Grundy. 

Biography: Born September 7, 1961 in Trenton. Graduate of William Jewell College, 
magna cum laude, B.S., business administration, 1983; and University of Missouri- 
Kansas City, J.D., 1986. Married to Lora Barnett, with two children. Member of Wesley 
United Methodist Church; NCMO Fair Board; Trenton High School Vocational Agriculture 
Advisory Board and Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council. Served as Grundy County 
prosecutor, September 1 993-December 1998. Elected Grundy County associate circuit 
judge in November 1998. Re-elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 3 

THOMAS R. ALLEY 

Office address: Harrison County Courthouse, 1501 Central, PO Box 189, Bethany 64424; 
phone (660) 425-6432. 
County: Harrison. 

Biography: Born in Harrison County. Graduate of Missouri Western State Univ., B.S., 
business administration, accounting, summa cum laude; Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, 
J.D.; certified public accountant (active). Wife Carla and son Willoughby. Employment: 
Missouri State Auditor's Office; Tax Division of Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young); pri- 
vate practice in Clay County; municipal judge, Kearney; adjunct professor, William Jewell 
College; city prosecutor, Bethany. Past president, Methodist Church; Bethany Rotary Club; 
Masonic Lodge; Missouri Bar; and Third Circuit Bar. Elected associate circuit judge 1998, 
2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 3 
J. BRAD FUNK 

Office address: Mercer County Courthouse, 802 E. Main St., Princeton 64673; phone 
(660) 748-4232. 
County: Mercer. 

Biography: Born October 6, 1948, in Storm Lake, Iowa. Graduate of University of Central 
Missouri, B.S.B.A., 1970, M.A.B., 1973; University of Missouri, J.D., 1990. Private prac- 
tice of law in Brookfield and Macon, 1991-2000. Secretary-treasurer of Missouri Asso- 
ciation of Probate & Associate Circuit Judges. Appointed associate circuit judge in 2001 . 
Elected in 2002, 2006, 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat 



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SAMUEL D. FRANK 

Office address: Putnam County Courthouse, 1601 W. Main, Rm. 204, Unionville 63565; 
phone (660) 947-2117. 
County: Putnam. 

Biography: Born 1961, in Centerville, Iowa. Graduate of Truman State University, Kirks- 
ville, B.A. political science, 1984, and M.A. History, 1986; Oklahoma City University, 
J.D. 1989. Married Mary Helmken, June 12, 1998. Solo practitioner for 20 years. Served 
as city prosecutor, Unionville, for 10 years. Member Missouri Bar and American Bar 
Association since 1990. Elected associate circuit judge 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 





Circuit 4 

COREY K. HERRON 

Office address: Atchison County Courthouse, PO Box 280, Rock Port 64482; phone 
(660) 744-2700. 
County: Atchison. 

Biography: Born August 16, 1969, in Fairfax, Mo. Graduate of University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.S.B.A. 1992, J.D. 1996. Married Kristina Kelsall, November 24, 2001. 
They have one son, Phillip. Engaged in private law practice in northern Missouri with 
Andereck, Evans, Milne, Widger & Johnson, L.L.C. in Trenton, 1996-2008. Admitted to 
United States District Court, Western District, and United States Court of Appeals, Eighth 
Circuit. Past president of Third Circuit Bar Assoc. Member: St. John's Lutheran Church; 
Missouri Bar Assoc.; Fourth Circuit Bar Assoc., president 201 1 -present; Phi Alpha Delta; 
Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges; and Rotary. Appointed Atchison County associate circuit 
judge by, Gov. Blunt in 2008 to fill unexpired term of the Hon. Zel M. Fischer. Elected in 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 4 

EDWARD MANRING 

Office address: Gentry County Courthouse, 200 W. Clay St., Albany 64402; phone (660) 

726-3411. 

County: Gentry. 

Biography: Born July 23, 1 950, in northwest Missouri. Graduate of University of Missouri, 
B.S., 1 972 and J.D., 1 975. Married Nancy Stout July 1 4, 1 978. Private practice in Albany, 
1975-2006. Worth County prosecuting attorney, 1989-1990; Gentry County prosecut- 
ing attorney, 1995-2006. Member: Albany United Methodist Church, Rotary Club and 
volunteer firemen. Elected associate judge 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 4 

WILLIAM S. RICHARDS 

Office address: Holt County Courthouse, PO Box 173, Oregon 64473; phone (660) 

446-3380. 

County: Holt. 

Biography: Born June 11, 1952, in St. Joseph. Graduate of Loyola University-New 
Orleans, B.A., philosophy, 1974; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1977. Married 
Katherine Weber, August 1 0, 1 996. They have two children. General practice of law from 
1 977-1 990. Elected in 1 990, 1 994, 1 998, 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 4 
GLEN DIETRICH 

Office address: Nodaway County Courthouse, 303 N. Market, Maryville 64468; phone 
(660) 582-2531. 
County: Nodaway. 

Biography: Born July 27, 1947, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Kentucky, B.B.A., 
1970, and University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1974. Married to Joy 
Bellinger, they have three children. In private practice as a trial and transactional country 
lawyer in Maryville, 1974-1994, assistant professor teaching business law at Northwest 
£\ jH I Missouri State University, 1974-1975. Member of Circuit Court Budget Committee, 
fJl | 1 997-present; Judge Transfer Subcommittee, 2007-present; Fine Collection Center Com- 

mittee, 2001 -present, current chair; Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit 
past president (2007-2008); United Methodist Church; American Bar Assoc.; The Missouri Bar. Elected in 
998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 4 
JOEL MILLER 

Office address: Worth County Courthouse, PO Box 350, Grant City 64456; phone (660) 

564-2152. 

County: Worth. 

Biography: Born August 22, 1 970, in Albany, Mo. Graduate of the University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.A. in political science, Missouri State University, M.A. in public administra- 
tion; and Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, J.D. Assistant prosecuting 
attorney of Gentry County. Private practice in the law office of Edward M. Manring, PC. 
Member: Missouri Supreme Court's State Judicial Records Committee; fourth Circuit 
Bar Assoc.; First Christian Church of Grant City; Worth County Education Foundation; 
Allensville and Grant City lodges; and Allendale Fourth of July Breakfast Club. Appointed 
September 1 , 2006. Elected November 7, 2006. Re-elected 201 0. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 5 

MICHAEL J. ORDNUNG 

Office address: Andrew County Courthouse, PO Box 49, Savannah 64485; phone (81 6) 

324-3921. 

County: Andrew. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 1999. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Republican. 



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Circuit 5-Division 5 
KEITH MARQUART 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 41 1 Jules, St. Joseph 64501 ; phone (81 6) 

271-1454. 

County: Buchanan. 

Biography: Born January 6, 1954, in Washington, Missouri. Graduated from Benedictine 
College, Atchison, Kan., B.A. in political science; University of Missouri-Kansas City 
School of Law, J.D. Married to Corky and has two children, Blake and Brooke. Was 
appointed to fill an unexpired term in 1988. Elected in 1990, 1994. 1998, 2002, 2006 
and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 5 

RONALD E. TAYLOR 

Office address: Buchanan County Courthouse, 411 Jules, Rm. 331, St. Joseph 64501; 
phone (816) 271-1448. 
County: Buchanan. 

Biography: Born December 18, 1944, in Smithville, Mo. Graduate of the University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.A. 1966; J.D. 1969. Past president, St. Joseph Bar Assoc. 1990. 
Member Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar, 1 992-1 998; Probate and Associate 
Judges Association. Board of directiors Patee House Museum and Mount Mora Cemetery 
Association. Appointed to the bench by Gov. Roger Wilson in 2001 . Elected 2002, 2006 
and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 6 — Division 3 
THOMAS C. FINCHAM 

Office address: Platte County Courthouse, 415 Third St.-Suite 50, Platte City 64079; 
phone (816) 858-3434. 
County: Platte. 

Biography: Born August 21, 1956. Graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A. 
economics 1977; University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, J.D. 1981. Engaged in 
private practice in Kansas City area 1981-2010. Served as city attorney and city pros- 
ecutor, Dearborn, 1997-2003; municipal judge in the following jurisdictions, Oakview, 
1995-2000; Richmond, 1999-2000; Ferrelview, 1998-2010; Riverside, 2006-2010; 
Platte Woods, 2003-2010; and Lawson, 2001-2006. Member: Missouri Municipal and 
Associate Circuit Judges Association (president, 201 1-2012) (board member, 1999-pres- 
ent); Missouri, Platte County and Clay County Bar associations; Missouri Association of Probate and Associate 
circuit judges. Appointed associate circuit judge May 2010. Retained 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. 
Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 6 — Division 4 
JAMES W. VAN AMBURG 

Office address: Platte County Courthouse, 415 Third St., Platte City 64079; phone (816) 

858-1977. 

County: Platte. 

Biography: Born October 23, 1951, in Dayton, Ohio. Graduate of William Jewell College, 
B.A.; University of Missouri-Kansas City, M.A.; Washburn University School of Law, J.D. 
Assistant Platte County prosecuting attorney, 1 987-1 993. Member West Platte R-ll School 
Board, 1986-1992; Missouri Bar Association; Probate and Associate Judges Association; 
Municipal and Associate Judges Association; Platte County Bar Association. Appointed 
in 1993. Elected 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 6 — Division 5 
DENNIS C. ECKOLD 

Office address: Platte County Courthouse, 41 5 Third St., Ste. 50, Platte City 64079; phone 
(816) 858-1925 
County: Platte. 

Biography: Born October 8, 1956. Graduate of University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, B.A. 
psychology, 1 979; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1 983. Married to Lisa D. Eckold 
and has four children. Engaged in private practice in Kansas City, 1983-2010. Member 
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and Missouri and Platte County Bar associations. Served as 
a member of the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners (former board president), 
1998-2003. Appointed associate circuit judge May 2010. Retained 2012. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 7 — Division 5 
DAVID CHAMBERLAIN 

Office address: Clay County Courthouse, 1 1 S. Water, Liberty 64068; phone (81 6) 407- 
3950. 

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available Biography: Born December 13, 1962 in Cambridge, Neb. Graduate of Southwest Mis- 

souri State (now Missouri State University), 1985, B.S. in economics; University of Mis- 
souri-Kansas City School of Law, 1989. Married Roberta L. Block January 4, 1986; they 
have two children, Amanda and Hannah. Member: Missouri Bar; Clay County Bar and 
Kansas City Missouri Bar associations. Appointed associate circuit judge April 10, 2008. 
Retained 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. nonpartisan. 




Circuit 7 — Division 6 
KAREN L. KRAUSER 

Office address: Clay County Courthouse, 
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County: Clay. 

Biography: Born December 10, 1976, in Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Graduate of Park Col- 
lege (now Park University), 1999, B.A. in criminal justice and psychology; University of 
Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2002. Lives in Liberty with her daughter, Alexandria. 
Assistant prosecutor for Clay County, 2002-2012; deputy chief prosecutor, 2008-2012; 
Municipal judge for Excelsior Springs, 2008-2012; Municipal judge for Platte Woods, 
2010-2012. Member: Missouri Bar, Clay County Bar Assoc., Kansas City Metropolitan 
Bar Assoc., Assoc. for Women Lawyers of Kansas City, Missouri Probate and Associate Cir- 
Assoc, Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Assoc., and American Judges Assoc. Appointed 
ircuit judge on January 10, 2012. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 7 — Division 7 
JANET SUTTON 

: Clay County Courthouse, 1 1 S. Water, Liberty 64068; phone (81 6) 407- 



Office address: 
I 3970. 
I County: Clay. 

HL M I Biography: Born August 1965 in Kansas City. Graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas 
I City (UMKC), 1987, B.A. in communication studies; UMKC School of Law, J.D., 1990. 
I Lives in Liberty with husband Tim Sutton and son Sam. Assistant prosecutor for Clay 
I County, 1990-2003; chief assistant prosecutor, 2000-2003; Municipal Prosecutor for 
Mk I Excelsior Springs, May 1 994-December 2000. Municipal judge for Excelsior Springs, 
| January 2001 -December 2002. Legal counsel to the Clay County Sheriffs Office, 
1993-1999. Member: Clay County Bar Assoc.; Assoc. of Women Lawyers of Kansas City, 
Missouri Associate and Probate Judges Assoc., Missouri Municipal and Associate Judges Association, and KCMBA. 
Appointed associate circuit judge in January 2003. Retained 2004, 2008 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 
2016. 



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Circuit 8 

KEVIN L. WALDEN 

Office address: Carroll County Courthouse, 8 S. Main, Ste. 1, Carrollton 64633; phone 
(660) 542-2494. 
County: Carroll. 

Biography: Born October 9, 1961, in Carrollton. Graduated Carrollton High School 
1980; Truman State, formerly Northeast Missouri State University., B.S.E. in history, cum 
laude, 1984; University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 1989; Order 
of the Coif. Married Linda Miller, January 6, 1996. Taught high school social studies, 
1984-1985. Engaged in private practice, 1989-2004. Served as Carroll County prosecut- 
ing attorney, 1997-2004; city attorney for Carrollton, Bogard, Bosworth, DeVVitt, Hale 
and Tina; special assistant attorney general. Member of First Christian Church, Disciples 
of Christ; The Missouri Bar; Carroll County Bar Assoc., president 1 995-present; Wakanda Masonic Lodge #52; A.F. 
& A.M.; Lions Club, past president; Iowa Law Review; Chamber of Commerce; and Farm Bureau. Elected associate 
circuit judge 2004, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 8 

JAMES C. THOMPSON 

Office address: Ray County Courthouse, 100 Main St., Second Fl., Richmond 64085; 
phone (816) 776-2335. 

County: Ray. P"OtO not 

Biography: Appointed September 21, 2009. Elected 2010. Term expires December 31, available 
2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 9 

ANDREA RAVENS VANDELOECHT 

Office address: Chariton County Courthouse, 306 S. Cherry, Keytesville 65261; phone 

(660)288-3271. 

County: Charition. 

Biography: Born September 23, 1976. Graduate of Westminster College, B.A., and Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. Married to Brent Vandeloecht, they 
have two children. General practice with Chapman, Cowherd, Turner and Tschannen, 
P.C., 2001-2010. Elected November 201 0. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 9 

JAMES P.WILLIAMS 

Office address: Linn County Courthouse, PO Box 84, Linneus 64653; phone (660) 895- 
5212. 

County: Linn. 

Biography: Born March 7, 1948, in Brookfield. Graduated from University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.S. business administration, 1970; University of Missouri-Kansas City School 
of Law, J.D., 1973. Married to Kay Williams with two children. Appointed associate 
circuit judge 1997. Elected 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 9 

TRACEY A. MASON-WHITE 

Office address: Sullivan County Courthouse, 109 N. Main, Ste. 20, Milan, 63556; phone 

(660)265-4717. 

County: Sullivan. 

Biography: Graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.S. business administra- 
tion, 1999; University of Denver College of Law, J.D., 2004. Elected associate circuit 
judge 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 1 

JOHN J. JACKSON 

Office address: Marion County Courthouse, 906 Broadway, Hannibal 63401; phone 
(573) 221-0288. 
County: Marion. 

Biography: Born March 16, 1960. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 
1982, J.D., 1985. Member and past president, 10th Circuit Bar Assoc. Elected Marion 
County prosecuting attorney, 1990 and 1994. Appointed associate circuit judge 1996. 
Elected 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 1 

MICHAEL P.WILSON 

Office address: Monroe County Courthouse, 300 N. Main, Paris 65275; phone 
(660) 327-5220. 
County: Monroe. 

Biography: Born November 18, 1951, in Tucson, Ariz. Graduate of University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, A.B. and B.J., 1973 and J.D., 1980. Married Kathleen Roegge August 
19, 1973. Commissioned U.S. Air Force, 1973, became JAG in 1980. Retired as It. col., 
1993. Recipient of five meritorious service medals. Prosecuting attorney Monroe County, 
1995-2004. Kansas City Arson Task Force Prosecutor of Year 2000. Member: Lutheran 
Church-Missouri Synod, Rotary and American Legion. Appointed associate circuit judge 
2004. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 1 
DAVID MOBLEY 

Office address: Ralls County Courthouse, PO Box 466, New London 63459; phone (573) 
985-5641. 
County: Ralls. 

Biography: Born September 25, 1 961 . Educated at Culver-Stockton College, B.A; and Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married Sherre Lubker June 1 6, 1 984. They have three 
children. Served in private practice of law, 1986-2001. Appointed by Supreme Court 
to Family Court Committee and reappointed in 2009. Member: First Christian Church, 
Rotary Club, Mark Twain Home Foundation board; Culver-Stockton College Board of 
Trustees, Great River Honor Flight Board of Directors and Hannibal Pirate Family Foun- 
dation board of directors. Past president and campaign chair of Mark Twain Area United 
Way. Past district chairman of Mark Twain District Great Rivers Council, B.S. A. Received District Award of Merit, 
Great Rivers Counsel, B.S. A. Past member Missouri Bar Complaint Resolution program. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 1 1 — Division 6 
TERRY R. CUNDIFF 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 436, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 7660. 
County: St. Charles County. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 1995. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Republican. 




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Circuit 1 1 — Division 8 
ERIN S. BURLISON 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 431, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 4096. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born in St. Charles, Mo. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., available 

psychology, 2004; St. Louis University, J.D., 2007. Resides in St. Louis with her husband 

and daughter. Member: Missouri Bar Association, St. Charles County Bar Association, 

past president of Young Lawyers Association of St. Charles County. Boards: Missouri 

Consolidated Health Care Plan, 2011-2013; St. Charles County Boys and Girls Club, 

201 0-present; Enterprise Bank and Trust, 201 2-present. Appointed associate circuit judge 

2013. Republican. 



Circuit 1 1 — Division 9 
ELIZABETH SWANN 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., St. Charles 63367; 
phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 7497. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born in Magnolia, Ark. on October 1 6, 1 956. She received a B.S. in education 
from Southeast Missouri State Univ. in 1978. She obtained her law degree from Univ. of 
Missouri-Columbia and was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1982. Served as a family 
court commissioner in St. Charles County, 1997-2006 and has served as an associate cir- 
cuit judge, 2007-present. A member of the Family Court Committee and is currently serv- 
ing as co-chair of a sub-committee reviewing guardian ad litem standards. She recently 
completed service on the Ad Hoc Committee for Videoconferencing. She is a member of 
the St. Charles County and Missouri Bar assocs. Judge Swann resides in Lake St. Louis with 
her husband and son. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 11 — Division 10 
NORMAN C. STEIMEL III 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 335, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7900, ext. 3083. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born December 30, 1953, in Spokane, Wash. Educated at Washington 
University, 1975, A.B.; 1978, J.D. Appellate law clerk for the Hon. Douglas W. Greene, 
Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District, 1 979-1 980. Married Libby C. Toney on June 
17, 1978. They have nine children. Member: Christ Presbyterian Church; The Missouri 
Bar; Illinois State Bar Association; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Charles 
County Bar Association; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Missouri Chapter 
president, 2008-201 0; and Christian Legal Society. Appointed family court commissioner, 
1995. Reappointed 1999 and 2003. Elected associate circuit judge 2006. Re-elected 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




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PHILLIP OHLMS 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 429, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7458. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born August 12, 1955, in St. Charles County. Graduate of St. Mary's Junior 
College, A.A., 1975; University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., B.A., 1977; J.D., 1980. 
Married Diana Mueller March 24, 1984. They have four children: Grant, Mark, Paul and 
Abigail. Attends Assumption BVM Church in O'Fallon. Appointed drug court commis- 
sioner, 2000. Elected associate circuit judge 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 




Circuit 11 — Division 12 
MATTHEW E.P. THORNHILL 

Office address: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N. Second St., Rm. 429, St. Charles 
63301; phone (636) 949-7458. 
County: St. Charles. 

Biography: Born May 20, 1968, in St. Charles. Married Heather DeniseThornhill in 1997. 
They have four children Martha June Kelly, Sophia Axie Mae, Calvin Daniel Cornelius 
and Phoebe Noelle Serene. Educated at Rockhurst College, Kansas City, B.S., B.A., 1990; 
Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D., 1993. Served as an assistant pros- 
ecutor for St. Charles County, 1993-2006. Member of Harvester Christian Church, St. 
Charles. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 12 

LINDA R. HAMLETT 

Office address: Audrain County Courthouse, 101 N. Jefferson., Rm. 205, Mexico 65265; 
phone (573) 473-5850. 
County: Audrain. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1 , 1 991 . Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Democrat. 



Circuit 12 

KELLY C. BRONIEC 

Office address: Montgomery County Courthouse, 21 1 E. Third St., Ste. 301, Montgomery 
City 63361; phone (573) 564-3348. 
County: Montgomery. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Graduate of William Woods College, summa cum laude, 
B.A., business administration; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. Mar- 
ried Mark Broniec April 29, 2000. They have 2 children. Served as Montgomery county 
prosecuting attorney, 1999-2006; assistant prosecuting attorney in Warren County, 
1996-1998; and assistant prosecutor in Lincoln County, 1998-1999. Member of Grace 
Lutheran Church; Montgomery City Kiwanis Club, past president; Montgomery County 
Rotary Club; GFWC-Montgomery Study Club; Montgomery City Chamber of Commerce; 
founding board member of The Child Center, Inc., 2000-2006. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 12 

RICHARD L. SCHEIBE 

Office address: Warren County Courthouse, 104 W. Main St., Warrenton 63361; phone 
(636) 456-3375. 
County: Warren. 

Biography: Born July 28, 1970. Served in the U.S. Army Infantry during Desert Storm. 
Graduate of University of Missouri, B.G.S.; and J.D., 1997; M.A., 2006. Public defender, 
1997-2013. Appointed associate circuit judge by Gov. Nixon in 2013. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 13 — Division 5 
LARRY BRYSON 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone I 
(573) 886-4050. 
County: Boone. 

Biography: Born August 10, 1948. Graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., I 
political science, 1970; and J.D., 1972. Married Patricia Fenton August 29, 1970; they I 
have six children: Amity, Matt, Caleb, Laurie, Lucas and Lacey, and two granddaughters: 
Grace and Evie. Retired captain, U.S. Army Artillery Reserve. Practiced law in Centralia I 
with father Carroll N. Bryson 1972-1986. Member and deacon, First Baptist Church, I 
Centralia. First elected associate circuit judge in 1986. Term expires December 31, 2014. I 
Democrat. 




Circuit 13 — Division 9 
MICHAEL W. BRADLEY 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone 
573-886-4050. 
County: Boone 

Biography: Born March 1 1, 1952, at George Air Force Base, Victorville, Calif. Graduate 
of the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1974; and J.D., 1978. Appellate law clerk to 
Hon. George Flanigan, Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District, 1978-79. Assistant 
city attorney, City of Kansas City, M, 1979-1984. Private law practice, 1984-1995. Pros- 
ecuting attorney, Carroll County, 1991-1994. Associate circuit judge, Carroll County, 
2004. Assistant attorney general, 1 995-2004, 2005-2009. Member of the Supreme Court 
Committee on Procedure in Criminal Cases, 2005-2008. Counsel to the Missouri Dept. 
of Public Safety and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 2009-201 0. Chief counsel to the Missouri Gaming Commis- 
sion, 2010-201 1. Member: Roman Catholic Church, Boone County Bar Association, Mizzou Alumni Association, 
Jefferson Club and Columbia Chamber of Commerce. Lives in Columbia with wife Katie. Appointed associate circuit 
judge April 201 1 . Elected associate circuit judge 2012. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 

Circuit 13 — Division 10 
LESLIE SCHNEIDER 

Office address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone 
(573) 886-4050. 
County: Boone. 

Biography: Born in 1955 in Ames, Iowa. Graduated from Kirksville High School, 1973; 
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1976; and J.D., 1979. Married Thomas Schneider 
1 979, and they have two children, Julia and Scott. Assistant attorney general, 1 979-1 983; 
municipal judge, City of Columbia, 1987-1996, private practice, 1983-2006. Supreme 
Court Access to Family Courts Committee, member: Family Court committee. Adjunct 
professor, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




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DEBORAH DANIELS 

Office Address: Boone County Courthouse, 705 E. Walnut St., Columbia 65201; phone 
(573) 886-4050 
County: Boone 

Biography: Born June 14, 1950, Fayette. Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (UMC), B.A., B.S., 
1972; and J.D., 1977. Honorary Order of the Coif 2004, Fellow of the American Bar 
Assoc. Three children: Ian, Sydney Brette and Paige Harrison. Law clerk on the Missouri 
Supreme Court, 1977-78 for Hon. Fred Henley; director of Missouri Supreme Court 
research staff, 1 979-1 982; adjunct professor of law at UMC, 1 984-201 0; reporter for the 
Comm. on Procedure in Criminal Cases, 1982-2007; asst. pros, atty., Boone Co., 1999- 
2004; chief counsel: Criminal Division, Missouri Attorney General's Office, 2004-2006. 
Missouri Supreme Court Comm. on Procedure in Criminal Cases, 2007-present; and 
Court's Automation Comm., 201 1 -present. Appointed Mo. Bar Special Task Force Comm. on the Public Defender's 
Office, 2004-2006. Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Program (ASTAR), 2007-present; 
ASTAR Fellow, 2009-present; editorial board for the ASTAR Journal, 2012-present. Faculty: Missouri Judicial Col- 
lege, 2005-2012. Elected associate circuit judge in 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 





Circuit 1 3-Division 6 
CAROL ENGLAND 

Office address: Callaway County Courthouse, 10 E. Fifth St., Fulton 65251; phone (573) 

642-0777. 

County: Callaway. 

Biography: Born in Kewanee, III. Graduated from Columbia College, B.A.; Lincoln Uni- 
versity, M.A.; University of Missouri School of Law, J.D. Employed as a police officer 
before and while attending law school, then worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney 
for the Callaway County prosecutor's office immediately after law school. Member Mis- 
souri Bar Association; Callaway County Bar Association, treasurer; Ebenezer Baptist 
Church in Fulton; Fulton Rotary Club; and Callaway County Chapter of the American 
Red Cross, board member. Elected associate circuit judge in 2006 and 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 1 3-Division 7 
ROBERT STERNER 

Office address: Callaway County Courthouse, 10 E. Fifth St., Fulton 65251; phone (573) 

642-0780. 

County: Callaway. 

Biography: Born September 14, 1948, in Mexico. Graduated from Hamilton College, B.A. 
1970; University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1980. Callaway County assistant pros- 
ecuting attorney, 1980-1988; Boone County assistant prosecuting attorney, 1988-1990; 
Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney 1991-2010. Elected 2010. Term expires Decem- 
ber 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 14 

MASON R. GEBHARDT 

Office address: Howard County Courthouse, PO Box 370, Fayette 65248; phone (660) 

248-3326. 

County: Howard. 

Biography: Born September 12, 1969, at Keller Hospital, Fayette. Received bachelors 
degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992; University of Missouri-Kansas 
City School of Law, J.D., 1 996. Married Lisa Kauffman on November 25, 2000. They have 
three daughters: Kaleigh, Kassidy and Olivia. Private practice in Fayette, 1977-2010. 
Howard County prosecuting attorney, 1999-2010. Elected associate circuit judge in 
Howard County 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 14 

CYNTHIA A. SUTER 

Office address: Randolph County Justice Center, 372 HWY JJ, Ste. D., Huntsville 65259; 
phone (660)277-4601. 
County: Randolph. 

Biography: Born December 1 7, 1947, in Ft. Madison, Iowa. Graduate of Moberly Senior 
High School, Moberly Area Junior College, Truman State University and University of Mis- 
souri-Kansas City School of Law. Engaged in private practice from 1971-2006. Member 
of Trinity United Methodist Church, Rotary Club and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Appointed 
to Supreme Court Intervention Committee. Former board member of the Missouri State 
Board of Nursing, NECAC, Community Day Care, Safe Passage, Mo. Lawyers Trust Fund, 
Mo. Bar Lawyers Assistance Committee and Mid-Mo Legal Services. Elected 2006 and 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 15 

RANDALL SHACKELFORD 

Office address: Lafayette County Courthouse - Lafayette Hall, 1 1 6 S. 1 0th St., PO Box 1 0, 
Lexington 64067; phone (660) 259-6101. 
County: Lafayette. 

Biography: Born February 20, 1953, in Warrensburg. Graduate Central Missouri State 
University, B.S., 1975; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1984, with distinction. 
Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1984. Member Missouri Bar and Lafayette County Bar Associa- 
tion. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 15 
JOHN FRERKING 

Office address: Lafayette County Courthouse - Lafayette Hall, 1 1 6 S. 1 0th St., PO Box 1 0, 
Lexington 64067; phone (660) 259-2324. 
County: Lafayette. 

Biography: Born December 9, 1949, in Marshall. Graduate of Santa Fe High School, 
Alma, 1967; University of Central Missouri, B.S. business management, 1971; University 
of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1 976. Married Valorie L. Kilgore 1 975. They have two sons, 
Chris and Matt. Engaged in banking and private practice before being elected associate 
circuit judge 1 987. Member Immanuel Lutheran Church, Higginsville; Higginsville Rotary 
Club, and American Legion. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 15 

HUCH C. HARVEY 

Office address: Saline County Courthouse, 101 E. Arrow, Rm. 302, Marshall 65340; 
phone (660) 886-8808. 
County: Saline. 

Biography: Graduate of Oral Roberts University, 1977-1981, B.S. in business manage- 
ment, Drake University, 1982-1985, J.D./MBA. Saline County prosecuting attorney, 
1 987-1 998. Saline County associate circuit judge, 2000-present. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 




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Circuit 15 

JAMES T. BELLAMY 

Office address: Saline County Courthouse, PO Box 751, Marshall 65340; phone (660) 

886-6988. 

County: Saline. 

Biography: Born March 2, 1953, in Marshall. Graduate of Westminster College, B.A.; 
Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Member: First Presbyterian Church; Lions Club; 
Masonic Lodge and Saline County Bar Association. Appointed to associate circuit court 
2000. Elected 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 16 — Division 25 
RICHARD T. STANDRIDGE 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3678. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born January 28, 1953, at Camp Chaffee, Ark. Graduate of Southwest Mis- 
souri State University, 1976, B.S. political science; and the University of Missouri-Kansas 
City, J.D., 1980. Married to Melissa T. Standridge; they have five children. Member: 
Congregation Beth Torah. Appointed associate circuit judge June 1993 by Gov. Mel 
Carnahan. Retained in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Nonpartisan. 



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?U:J KENNETH R. GARRETT III 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3685. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Judge Garrett is from Kansas City. He earned his law degree from the Univer- 
sity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law; Bachelor of Arts degree in political science 
and master's degree in public administration from UMKC. Has served as an instructor in 
strategic business planning and policy at Baker University, Overland Park, Kan. Served 
as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Jackson County since 2004. Prior to joining the 
Jackson County prosecuting attorney's office, Judge Garrett worked as an assistant attor- 
ney general for the state of Missouri, representing various state agencies in civil matters. 
Member of The Missouri Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association; American Bar Association, Jackson County Bar 
Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Appointed associate circuit judge by Gov. Jay Nixon 
in August 201 0. Retained in 201 2. Term expires December 31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 





Circuit 16 — Division 27 
GREGORY B. GILLIS 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3691. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Lifelong resident of Kansas City. Graduate of the University of Missouri- 
Columbia, 1981 and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, 1984. Married 
to Joyce Gillis since 1985. Served as the drug court commissioner and as assistant pros- 
ecuting attorney for 12 years in Jackson County. Member KC Metropolitan Bar Assoc. and 
the Jackson County Bar Association. Serves as historian and board member of the Missouri 
Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, and served on the advisory board 
of Operation Breakthrough. Appointed by Gov. Bob Holden in April 2001. Retained in 
2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 16 — Division 29 
MARGARET L. SAUER 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3735. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born in New York, N.Y. Graduate of Southwest High School; University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.S., special education; University of Kansas, M.S., special educa- 
tion; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Legal counsel for the Jackson County public 
administrator, 1983-1985; 16th Circuit Probate Division: legal counsel, 1985-1991; 
appointed three terms Deputy Commissioner, 1991-2000. Pres. Assoc. for Women Law- 
yers, 1996; board of Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Judges, 2005-2007; 
executive council, Missouri Judicial Conference; board of Lawyers Encouraging Academic 
Performance; officer, Lyric Opera Guild. Member Missouri and Kansas City Bar associations; Assoc. for Women 
Lawyers. Awards University of Missouri Law Foundation Public Service Award, 1994; Association for Women Law- 
yers Judicial Recognition Award, 2000. Appointed judge May 2000. Retained in 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 30 
TWILA K. RIGBY 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-4506. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born in Urbana, Mo. Graduate of Missouri State University, magna cum laude, 
B.S. in education, 1975, and Master of Education. Graduated University of Missouri-Kan- 
sas City Law School, 1 988. Married Robert Rigby May 1 7, 1 987. They have three children. 
Member of Faith United Methodist Church, Grain Valley. Jackson County prosecutor's 
office, 1987-1997. Appointed associate circuit judge 1997. Retained in 1998, 2002, 
2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 31 
MARY F. WEIR 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E. 12th St., Kansas City 64106; phone 
(816) 881-3544. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born September 30, 1961, in Buffalo, NY. Graduate of Mount Mercy Acade- 
my, Buffalo, NY in 1 979; University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., political science, 1 991 ; 
Washburn School of Law, Topeka, Kan, J.D., 1995. Worked as a law clerk in div. 31 of the 
16th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri for the Hon. Christine Sill-Rogers from September 
1995 to April 1998. Assistant Missouri state public defender in the Kansas City office 
from 1998 until 2001 . Began working as a contract attorney in 2001 with Hope House, 
Inc. providing representation to victims of domestic violence and their children until her 
appointment to the bench. Also represented juveniles and parents in the Jackson County Family Court through 
her work as of counsel with the Raith Law Firm until her appointment. Adjunct professor of law at the University 
of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law since 2004. Appointed associate circuit judge in May 2013. Nonpartisan. 




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jj| ROBERT L TROUT 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-4514. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Born September 4, 1949, in Clarinda, Iowa. Educated at William Jewell Col- 
lege, B.A. 1971; University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1975. Married 
with two children. Practiced law in Blue Springs and Odessa. Appointed associate circuit 
judge October 5, 1987. Retained in 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. 
Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 16 — Division 33 
JEFFREY L. BUSHUR 

Office address: Jackson County Courthouse Annex, 308 W. Kansas, Independence 64050; 
phone (816) 881-1783. 
County: Jackson. 

Biography: Obtained a B.A. in philosophy and communication studies in 1983 from the 
University of Missouri-Kansas City and a J.D. in 1986. U.S. Army, 1975-1978. Married 
with two children. Served as an assistant prosecutor in the Jackson County Prosecuting 
Attorney's Office, 1985-2000. Named Jackson County Prosecutor of the Year, 1991 and 
1995. CLE lecturer for Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, 1990-1999; lecturer for 
Central Missouri State University law enforcement program, 1986-2000. Member of Trial 
Judge Education Committee; ASTAR Judge Program and Trial Judge Education lecturer. 
Appointed June 2000. Retained in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 1 7 

J. MICHAEL RUMLEY 

Office address: Cass County Justice Center, 2501 W. Mechanic, Harrisonville 64701; 
phone (816) 380-8216. 
County: Cass. 

Biography: Born April 30, 1953, in Kansas City, Kan. Graduate of Park University, B.A., 
public administration, 1 980; and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), J.D., 1 984. 
Engaged in private law practice, 1984-2010. Adjunct professor of law, UMKC Law 
School, 1985-2000; Raymore Municipal Judge, December 2008-December 201 0. Mem- 
ber Cass County Bar Association; The Order of Barristers; Missouri Farm Bureau; Ray-Pec 
Optimist Club; Raymore, Belton, Peculiar and Pleasant Hill chambers of commerce. 
Elected 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican 



Circuit 1 7 
MERYL L. LANGE 

Office address: Cass County Justice Center, 2501 W. Mechanic, Harrisonville 64701; 
phone (816) 380-8216. 

Photo not County: Cass 

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Circuit 1 7 
DAN OLSEN 

Office address: Cass County Justice Center, 2501 W. Wall St., Harrisonville 64701; phone 
(816) 380-8704. 
County: Cass. 

Biography: Born August 28, 1952, in El Dorado, Kan. Graduate of Kansas State University, 
B.S. animal science; Washburn University of Topeka, J.D. Married Margaret C. Eisenmayer 
February 9, 1985; two sons, Alex and Ian. Engaged in private law practice, 1 979— April 
2006; Raymore municipal judge, April 1 980— April 2006; Lake Winnebago municipal 
judge, January 1 982— April 2006; Garden City municipal judge, July 2004-April 2006. 
Member: Bel-Ray Lions Club, Ray-Pec Optimist Club, Elks Lodge #2791 and Cass County 
Bar Association. Appointed to the associate circuit court judge April 2006. Elected 201 0. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 1 7 

GARRETT R. CROUCH II 

Office address: Johnson County Justice Center, 101 W. Market, Warrensburg 64093; 
phone (660) 422-7405. 
County: Johnson. 

Biography: Born in Warrensburg. Graduate of Central Missouri State University, B.S.B.A., 
1974; and University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1977. Married to Jan S. Rhoads. 
Member: Warrensburg Rotary Club (past president), Whiteman AFB Community Council, 
Johnson County Bar Association and Trial Judge Education Committee. Appointed associ- 
ate circuit judge 1990. Elected 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 1 7 
SUE DODSON 

Office address: Johnson County Justice Center, 101 W. Market, Warrensburg 64093; 
phone (660) 422-7413. 
County: Johnson. 

Biography: Born May 24, 1955, in Kansas City. Graduate of University of Central Mis- 
souri., B.S.; University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), J.D. Member: UMKC Law 
Review, Warrensburg and Holden chambers of commerce, Missouri and Johnson County 
Bar associations, Missouri Farm Bureau; Whiteman Base Community Council and Military 
Affairs Committee. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 1 8 
KEITH M. BAIL 

Office address: Cooper County Courthouse, 200 Main, Rm. 31, Boonville 65233; phone 
(660) 882-2232. 
County: Cooper. 

Biography: Born August 26, 1963, in Boonville. Graduate of the University of Missouri 
College of Agriculture, degree in agricultural economics, 1984; University of Missouri 
School of Law, J.D., 1993. Married Catherine Reynolds March 23, 1996. They have two 
sons. Law clerk to late Judge Robert W. Berrey III; Missouri Court of Appeals-Western 
District, 1993-1995; private practice, 1995-1996; assistant prosecuting attorney, Boone 
County, 1996-2006. Member: United Church of Christ; Masonic Lodge, Shriners, Cham- 
ber of Commerce and Rotary Club. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 1 8 

ROBERT M. LISTON 

Office address: Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio, Sedalia 65301; phone (660) 
826-4699. 
County: Pettis. 

Biography: Born July 19, 1945, in East St. Louis, III. Graduated Mercy High School, 
University City, 1963; St. Louis University, 1967, B.S., political science and history; 
University of Missouri School of Law, J.D., 1970. Married Margaret Swords December 
31, 1977. Four children: Andrea, Jennifer, Zachary and Samuel. Served in the U.S. Army 
and U.S. Army Reserve, 1971-1976, first and second lieutenant. Private practice of law, 
1971-2002, Sedalia. Assistant prosecuting attorney, Pettis Co., 1973-1977. Member 
Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Rotary; West Central Missouri Baseball Association (board 
member); North American Amateur Sports Association (current president & board member). Previous board member 
Sedalia Little League; Sedalia Jaycees and APO National Service Fraternity. Elected 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 1 8 

R. PAUL BEARD 

Office address: Pettis County Courthouse, 415 S. Ohio, Sedalia 65301; phone (660) 

826-5000. 

County: Pettis. 

Biography: Born in Missouri in 1969. Graduate of Brigham Young University, B.A., 1993; 
University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1 997. Partner in the law firm of Beard & Associates, 
LLP, 1997-2005. Appointed associate circuit judge, Pettis County, 2005. Elected to the 
same position, 2006 and 201 0. Married Stacey Hill in 1 993. They have six children. Mem- 
ber: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Rotary, Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, 
Pettis County Ministerial Alliance, United Way, Paul Klover Soccer Association, PTA and 
Bothwell Hospital Volunteer Chaplins. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 1 9 

THOMAS L SODERGREN 

Office address: Cole County Courthouse, PO Box 503, Jefferson City 65102; phone (573) 

659-2300. 

County: Cole. 

Biography: Born December 17, 1952. Educated at the University of Missouri-Columbia, 
B.S. English education; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. 1978. Wid- 
owed with two children. Private practice of law, 1978-1994. Jefferson City municipal 
judge, 1990-1994. Former president, Cole County Bar. Former member, Missouri Bar 
Young Lawyers Section Council. Former counsel to Missouri Police Chiefs Association. 
2004 recipient of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Judicial Officer of the Year. Former 
board member of the Missouri Probate and Associate Circuit Judges Association. Elected 
associate circuit judge 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 20 
DAVID B. TOBBEN 

Office address: Franklin County Judicial Center, 401 E. Main, Union 63084; phone (636) 
| 583-6316. 

County: Franklin. 

Biography: Born November 20, 1950, in Washington, Mo. B.A., in economics, Univer- 
sity of Notre Dame, 1973; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1976. Married Lucille 
Struckhoff August 2, 1975. Six children Laura, Eric, Ellen, Brian, Emily and Andrew. Assis- 
tant prosecuting attorney, Franklin County, 1976-1981, 1984-1988; city attorney, city 
of Washington, 1978-1982; municipal judge, city of Washington, 1984-1990; Franklin 
County prosecuting attorney, 1 991-1 995. Elected associate circuit judge 2006 and 201 0. 
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Circuit 20 
DAVID L. HOVEN 

Office address: Franklin Judicial Center, 401 E. Main St., Union 63084; phone (636) 

583-7332. 

County: Franklin. 

Biography: Born March 12, 1952, Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, III. Married Janet Jones 
September 8, 1979; they have two children. Graduate of St. Joseph's College (Indiana), 
B.A., 1 974; Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1 977. Private practice 1 978-2005. 
Member: Chamber of Commerce; Lions Club; California Bar Assoc.; and Our Lady of 
Lourdes parish, Washington, Mo. Appointed January 2005. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 20 

STANLEY D. WILLIAMS 

Office address: Franklin County Judicial Center, 401 E. Main, Union 63084; phone (636) 

583-6330. 

County: Franklin. 

Biography: Born October 9, 1957, in Cuba, Mo. Educated at East Central College, Union; 
University of Missouri-Columbia, A.B., cum laude, 1978; UCLA Law School, J.D. 1981. 
Married to Debbie Williams. In private practice, Franklin County, 1981-1996. Past 
municipal judge, St. Clair. Member of Pacific Presbyterian Church, Missouri Bar Assoc. 
and 20th Judicial Circuit Bar. Serves as Franklin County drug court judge. Appointed 
associate circuit judge 1996. Elected 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 20 

JOHN B. BERKEMEYER 

Office address: Gasconade County Courthouse, 1 19 E. First St., Rm. 3, Hermann 65041; 
phone (573) 486-2321. 
County: Gasconade. 

Biography: Born March 1 7, 1944, in Mt. Sterling. St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Univer- 
sity of Missouri-Columbia; George Washington University, B.S. in chemistry, J.D. Married 
with four children, and eight grandchildren. Prosecuting attorney of Gasconade County, 
1 973-1 998. Associate circuit judge, 1 998-present. Term expires by age March 1 4, 201 4. 
Republican. 



Circuit 20 

ROBERT D. SCHOLLMEYER 

Office address: Osage County Courthouse, PO Box 825, Linn 65051; phone (573) 897- 
3114. 

County: Osage. 

Biography: Born November 27, 1 962, in Jefferson City. Graduate of the University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, A.B. honors; Washington University in St. Louis, J.D. Married Kathi O. 
Jones. Member of St. Mary's Parish, Chamois. Served as public defender, Hannibal, 1989- 
1 991 ; and as prosecuting attorney, Osage County, 1 991-2002. Appointed associate circuit 
judge, 2002. Elected 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 21 — Division 31 
MARY E. OTT 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 64050; phone 
(314) 615-1531. 
PhotO not County: St. Louis. 

available Biography: Born September 25, 1960 in St. Louis. Graduate of St. Mary's College, 1982, 

B.A.; and St. Louis University School of Law, 1985, J.D. Appointed May 30, 2008. 
Retained 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 32 
MARY BRUNTRAGER SCHROEDER 

Office address: Clayton Courthouse, 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone (314) 
615-1532. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Received her Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. Louis University and 
ner J-D- degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. Resides in St. Louis 
I County with her family. She was circuit attorney for the City of St. Louis, 1980-1982. 
K^^^ I Engaged in private law practice, 1983-1999, until she was appointed to the bench. Judge 

I Schroeder is involved with the St. Louis County Truancy Court Program in the Valley Park 
I School District. She is active in community and youth activities, including UMSL Com- 
munity Chorus and church groups. Member: Missouri Bar; Bar Assoc. of Metropolitan St. 
Louis; St. Louis County Bar Association; Lawyers Association and the Women Lawyers Association; past president, 
Missouri Association of Associate Circuit and Probate Judges. Judge Schroeder was appointed associate circuit 
judge on May 11, 1999. Retained in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 33 
BRENDA STITH LOFTIN 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, St. Louis 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1533. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis. Graduated from Univ. of Mo.-St. Louis (UMSL), B.G.S. and St. 
Louis Univ. School of Law, J.D. 1986. Married to Sgt. J.W. Loftin. Prior employment: Mo. 
Division of Family Services; private practice, 1988-1989; assistant prosecuting attorney, 
St. Louis County, 1989-1993. Member of Mo. Supreme Court committees: Trial Judge 
Education Committee, Coordinating Commission for Judicial Department Education and 
Chief Justice Advisory Council. Past president of the National Assoc. of Women Judges, 
2006-2007. Board member, National Center for State Courts, 2004-2010. Recipient of 
the YWCA Racial Justice Leader Award, 2009; Daily Record Newspaper, Women's Justice Award for Citizenship, 
2002; UMSL Distinguished Alumni Award, 1994; UMSL Trailblazer Award, 1993; National Assoc. of Women Judges 
Award of Excellence, 2007; National Assoc. of Women Judges President's Award, 2005. Appointed associate circuit 
judge in 1993 and retained in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 

Circuit 21 — Division 34 
DALE W. HOOD 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1533. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 9, 1950, in Washington, Mo. Graduate of University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.S. and M.S.; St. Louis University, J.D.; U.S. Army Command and 
General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Career Army officer, 1973-1990. Assis- 
tant prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, 1999-2005. Member of University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia Alumni Association; Association of U.S. Army; 101st Airborne Division 
Association; First Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood. Appointed associate circuit judge 2005. 
Elected in 2008 and 2012. Term exipires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 21 — Division 35 
JOHN N. BORBONUS 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1535. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Appointed August 2011 by Gov. Jay Nixon. Principal with law firm of King, 
Krehbiel, Hellmich & Borbonus, L.L.C.; served for several years as Assistant attorney 
general, state of Missouri. Married with three daughters, and resides in St. Louis County. 
Graduated from George Mason University in 1988, B.A. government and politics; J.D. 
from St. Louis University School of Law in 1 994. Appointed in 2003 by Gov. Bob Holden 
to serve as board member on the Missouri Humanities Council until 2010. In 2005, 
appointed as commissioner Board of Planning and Zoning for the City of Des Peres, Mo., 
until judicial appointment. In 201 1, Gov. Nixon appointed Judge Borbonus to serve as a commissioner on the Mis- 
souri Senate Appointment Commission. Member: Leadership St. Louis Class of 2008-2009. Retained in 201 2. Term 
expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 21 — Division 36 
ELLEN (NELLIE) HANNIGAN RIBAUDO 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1536. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born in St. Louis on May 7, 1 971 . Graduate of the University of Dayton, 1 993, available 
B.A. and St. Louis University School of Law, 1996, J.D. Appointed associate circuit judge 
July 2009. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 21 — Division 37 
JOHN R. ESSNER 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1537. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born on March 12, 1951, in southeast Missouri. Graduated from UCLA, 1973, 
political science; St. Louis University School of Law, cum laude, 1976. Married with two 
children. Clerked for the Hon. Theodore McMillian, worked for Legal Services of Eastern 
Missouri, 1978 until being appointed to the bench in July 1999. Handled family court 
docket. Member: Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; the St. Louis County Bar 
Association; The Lawyers' Association; The Women Lawyers' Association; the Association 
of Family and Conciliation Courts; and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court 
Judges. Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 38 
LAWRENCE J. PERMUTTER 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1538. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born February 14, 1947, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri-St. 
Louis, B.A.; Washington University, J.D. Married Darlene Permuter February 28, 1982. 
Served in U.S. Army Reserve, 1968-1974. Member: Missouri Bar; St. Louis County Bar 
Association, Rules Committee. Appointed to the associate circuit court 2009. Elected 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




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j PATRICK CLIFFORD 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1539. 
County: St. Louis. 

K Biography: Judge Clifford was appointed associate circuit judge in 1982. He received his 
f Bachelor of Arts degree and his Juris Doctor from St. Louis University. He was elected 
magistrate judge of St. Louis County in 1978. Judge Clifford engaged in private practice 
from 1973-1975 specializing in labor relations, federal and general civil practice. He 
also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County from 1975-1978. 
| He is a member of the Missouri Bar Assoc., the St. Louis County Bar Assoc., the Missouri 
Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, the Missouri Municipal and Associate 
Circuit Judges Association, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the 94th Infantry Division Alliance and 
a board member of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. He has served as a guest lecturer for 
the Medical/Legal Death Investigators Course at the St. Louis University School of Medicine since 1989. Elected 
1978-2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



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Circuit 21 — Division 40 
DENNIS SMITH 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 
(314) 615-1540. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born April 19, 1949, in St. Louis. Graduate of Washington University, St. 
Louis, with a B.S. in applied math and computer science, 1971; Duke University School 
of Law, Durham, N.C., 1 974. Married and has four children. Assistant public defender, St. 
Louis County, 1975-1977; assistant public defender, St. Charles County, 1 977-1 978. Pri- 
vate practice of law, 1 977-1 994. Mayor of Ellisville, 1 992-1 994. Appointed family court 
commissioner, St. Louis County, 1994. Co-chair, Missouri Supreme Court Committee on 
Access to Family Courts, 2008-2009. Appointed associate circuit judge, 1995. Retained 
in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 21 — Division 41 
JUDY P. DRAPER 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1541. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Graduate of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, B.S., labor relations, 
1977; Howard University Law School, Law Journal, 1980. Former prosecutor for City 
of St. Louis (assistant circuit attorney); law clerk to Hon. Clyde S. Cahill, federal district 
court judge. First female general counsel for the Missouri Dept. of Corrections. Private 
practice (criminal and civil); adjunct professor of pre-trial practice at Washington Univer- 
sity School of Law; served as municipal judge for the cities of Northwoods and Berkley. 
Member: founding member, Missouri Asian American Bar Association; Women Lawyer's 
Association; the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; St. Louis County Bar Associa- 
tion; National Association of Women Judges; National Bar Association. Appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court 
to sit on the Education Committee for the Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association. Former 
member of the Congressional Committee for Americans with Disabilities. Appointed associate circuit judge 2004. 
Retained 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 201 4. Nonpartisan. 

Circuit 21 — Division 42 
SANDRA FARRAGUT-HEMPHILL 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1542. 
County: St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 9, 1953, in Tampa, Fla. Graduated from Spelman College in 
Atlanta, Ga., B.S. political science, cum laude; University of Florida School of Law, J.D. 
Served as associate at Bell, Harris Kirksey and Thomas; staff attorney at Legal Services of 
Eastern Missouri; assistant county counselor for St. Louis County and engaged in private 
practice until appointment to the bench in March 1991. Member: Missouri Bar; Mound 
City Bar Association; Bar Assocication of Metropolitan St. Louis; Women Lawyers Associa- 
tion; National Association of Women Judges and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Faculty 
member of the Trial Judges Education Committee since 2007. Retained 2008 and 2012. Term expires December 
31 , 201 6. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 21 — Division 43 
JOSEPH S. DUEKER 

Office address: St. Louis County Court Bldg., 7900 Carondelet, Clayton 63105; phone 
(314) 615-1543. 
County: St. Louis 

Biography: Born November 10, 1966, in St. Louis County. Educated at the University of 
Richmond, B.A., cum laude; Saint Louis University School of Law, J. D. Married to Jane E. 
Eilermann. They have two children. Engaged in private practice, 1992-1993. Served as 
assistant prosecuting attorney, St. Louis County, 1993-2010; associate chief trial attor- 
ney, St. Louis County, 2008-2010. Member of Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic Church. 
Appointed associate circuit judge August 13, 2010. Retained in 2012. Term expires 
December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 14 
PAULA P. BRYANT 

Office address: Civil Courts Bldg., 10 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 63103; phone (314) 622- 
4086. 

City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 2, 1956, in St. Louis. Graduate of the University of Missouri- 
St. Louis, B.S., 1981; St. Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1983. Married and has two 
children. Adjunct professor for Webster University, St. Louis. Assistant circuit attorney, 
1993-2004; assigned to the Specialized Homicide Unit, later a team leader, recipient 
of the Outstanding Trial Attorney award, 2004. Engaged in private practice in St. Louis, 
1991-1993; public defender, 1987-1991; staff attorney for the 22nd Judicial Circuit 
Court. Active with several bar associations, a member of the Catholic Church and is affili- 
ated with other community and educational organizations. Appointed associate circuit 
judge 2004. Elected in 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 4. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 24 
MICHAEL W. NOBLE 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1 1 1 4 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4691. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born May 21, 1966. Educated at United States Military Academy, B.S., 1988; 
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2004. Field artillery officer, patent attorney at 
Armstrong Teasdale, and asst. public defender before becoming Drug Court commissioner 
in 2007, reappointed by court en banc 201 1 . Married and has two children. Member of 
The Church of St. Michael and St. George. Appointed associate circuit judge in 2013. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 25 
THOMAS C. CLARK II 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1 1 1 4 Market St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4086. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born December 12, 1966, in Kansas City. Educated at University of Kansas, 
B.S. history and journalism, 1990; St. Louis University, M.A. public administration, 1993; 
J.D., 1998. Served as assistant circuit attorney, 1998-2006, city of St. Louis; elected to 
the young lawyers section of the Missouri Bar Association; participated in Leadership St. 
Louis/FOCUS. Member Missouri Bar Association; St. James the Greater Catholic Church, 
St. Louis; St. Louis Zoo; Boy Scouts of America merit badge counselor. Appointed associ- 
ate circuit judge, January 1 7, 2006 to fill an unexpired term. Retained in 2008 and 2012. 
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Circuit 22 — Division 26 
THERESA COUNTS BURKE 

Office address: Civil Courts Building, 10 N. Tucker St., St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 
622-4536. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born October 11, 1965, in Granite City, III. Graduate of Southern Illinois 
University at Edwardsville, III., B.A., 1985 in political science; St. Louis University School 
of Law, 1988, J.D. Work history includes private practice for 20 years; provisional judge 
for the Municipal Court of St. Louis City, 2001-2008; adjunct professor for Fontbonne 
University OPTIONS program since 2007. Member: Missouri Supreme Court's Com- 
mittee on Access to Family Courts, 201 1 ; Missouri Association of Probate and Associate 
Circuit Judges (MAPACJ); Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association 
(MMACJA); ex officio board member, Lawyers for Kids; Women Lawyers' Association. Appointed as an associate 
circuit judge, November 25, 2008. Retained in 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 27 
CHRISTOPHER MCGRAUGH 

Office address: Civil Courts Building, 10 N. Tucker Blvd., 
622-3573. 



St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 



City of Saint Louis. 

Biography: Born October 18, 1960, in Saint Louis. Educated at Saint Louis University, 
B.A., 1 983; Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1 987. Served as an assistant public 
defender, Saint Louis County Public Defender's Office, 1987-1990; and lead trial counsel 
for the Missouri State Public Defender's Office Capital Litigation Unit for the Eastern Dis- 
trict, 1990-1992. Engaged in private practice from 1992 to appointment to the bench in 
201 2 at Leritz, Plunkert and Bruning PC. as a principal in practice areas of civil, criminal 
defense and appellate practice. Member: St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church; class 
representative, DeSmet Jesuit Alumni Board; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; Women Lawyers Association; 
Mound City Bar Association and Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. Appointed November 
8, 2012, as an associate circuit judge. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 22 — Division 28 
BARBARA PEEBLES 

Office address: Civil Courts Building, 10 N. Tucker St, St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 

641-8320. 

City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born July 14, 1960, in St. Louis. Educated at Washington University, St. Louis, 
B.A, 1982; American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 1986. Previously an 
assistant city counselor, City of St. Louis; assistant circuit attorney, City of St. Louis; drug 
court commissioner, 22nd Judicial Circuit. Member: St. Alphonsus Liguori Rock Catholic 
Church, National Association of Women Judges; Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. 
Louis and Mound City Bar Association. Appointed associate circuit judge September 2000. 
Elected in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 22 — Division 29 
CALEA STOVALL-REID 

Office address: Carnahan Bldg., 1114 Market, St. Louis 63101; phone (314) 622-4432. 
City of St. Louis. 

Biography: Born Springfield, Mass. Married and has two children. Graduate of Howard 
University, Washington, DC, B.A., 1982. Washington University School of Law, J.D., 
1990. Corporate counsel to the St. Louis Housing Authority, 1997-2003; litigation associ- 
ate with the law firm of Peoples and Hale, 1995-1997; assistant circuit attorney with the 
circuit attorney's office, City of St. Louis, 1993-1995 and an assistant public defender 
with the Missouri Public Defender's Office St. Louis City litigation office, 1991-1993. 
Member: Imani A.M.E. Church; Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Judges; 
the Women Lawyers Association of Greater St. Louis; Mound City Bar Association and 
the South City YMCA, Volunteer Advisory Board. Teaches part-time at St. Louis Community College. Served as a 
volunteer judge with truancy court for St. Louis City Public Schools. Appointed associate circuit judge March 2003. 
Retained in 2012. Term expires December 31, 2016. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 23 — Division 10 
DARRELL E. MISSEY 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 

797-5425. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born April 12, 1967, in St. Louis. Graduate of Truman State University, B.A., 
political science in 1989; and St. Louis University, J.D., 1992. Married Andrea Schalk 
Missey on May 27, 1 989; they have three daughters. Member of Delmar Baptist Church, 
Missouri Bar Association and Supreme Court Family Court Committee. Elected in 2002, 
2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 23 — Division 11 
RAY DICKHANER 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 

797-5365. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born March 4, 1950, in St. Louis. Graduate of Westminster College, B.A., 
Washington University Law School, J.D., L.L.M (taxation). Recipient of the Lon O. Hocker 
Trial Award. Jefferson County municipal court judge, 2005-2006. Elected to associate 
circuit court 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 23 — Division 12 
STEPHEN BOUCHARD 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797_5443. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born October 25, 1953, St. Louis. Educated at the University of Missouri-St. 
Louis, B.S., summa cum laude, 1976; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1978. Mar- 
ried to Deanne Narsh. Father of two daughters. Served as assistant prosecuting attorney, 
Jefferson County, 1979-1986. Partner in Cunningham, Rayfield and Bouchard, Crystal 
City, 1986-2006. Served on Crystal City Board of Education seven years. Past president 
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity. Recipient of the 1999 Commerce Bank Commu- 
nity Service Award. Member Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association; 
and Hillsboro Rotary Club. Elected associate circuit judge, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 23 — Division 13 
PATRICIA RIEHL 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 
797-6020. 

County: Jefferson. Photo not 

Biography: Born August 29, 1957, in St. Louis. Attended Southeast Missouri State Uni- available 
versity, B.S. in education, and University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Engaged in private 
practice, 1982-2003. Served as municipal judge for DeSoto and Crystal City, board of 
directors; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judge's Association, past president; 
Jefferson County Bar Association, Disciplinary Hearing officer; Circuit Bar Commit- 
tee member. Member: Missouri Bar Association and Jefferson County Bar Association. 
Appointed to the bench as drug court commissioner in 2003. Elected associate circuit 
judge in 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Division 14 
TIMOTHY S. MILLER 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 

797-6045. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born October 7, 1964, in Festus, Mo. Festus High School; Southeast Missouri 
State University, B.S. in education, 1989; Washington University, St. Louis, J.D., 1993. 
Missouri Army National Guard, 1983-1991. Marrried Christina (Jackson) Miller in 1986; 
they have two children, Anna and Dylan, and two grandchildren, Emma (2006-2009) and 
Cameron. Private law practice 1993-201 1 . Member of Kiwanis, Elks, MMACJA, Jefferson 
County Bar Association, and Missouri Bar Association. Elected associate circuit judge 
2010. Term expires 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 23 — Division 15 
SHANNON DOUGHERTY 

Office address: Jefferson County Courthouse, PO Box 100, Hillsboro 63050; phone (636) 

797-6442. 

County: Jefferson. 

Biography: Born January 1 1, 1973, in St. Louis. Education: Grandview R-2 High School, 
1991; University of Missouri, B.A., psychology, 1995, summa cum laude; Universite 
Stendhal, France, summer 1992; and Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 2002. 
Married to Christopher Moenster. Mother of one daughter. Probation and parole officer 
for the state of Missouri, 1995-2001; Jefferson County prosecuting attorney's office, 
2001-2006 (assistant prosecuting attorney, 2002-2006). Elected associate circuit judge 
2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 24 

ROBIN EDWARD FULTON 



Office address: Madison County Courthouse, PO Box 470, Fredericktown 63645; phone 
(573) 783-3105. 



^ry*~ \ County: Madison. 

Biography: Born July 27, 1953, in Ft. Leonard Wood. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State 
j \^ mmmr . University, B.A. 1978; University of South Carolina, J.D., 1981. Research editor, South 

^^^^m^^^^r jH^h Carolina Law Review, 1980. Married Karen Sylvester June 7, 1975; two children, Jacob 
HL A I Fulton (deceased 1997) and Jennifer Detwiler; and one granddaughter, Morgan Detwiler. 

^kj^fifl I Served in the private practice of law, 1981-2006. Member: Chamber of Commerce; 

I Rotary Club; Elks Club; 24th Circuit Bar Association; Missouri Association of Probate and 
Associate Circuit Judges. Elected associate circuit judge 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 24 

WENDY L. WEXLER HORN 

Office address: St. Francois County Courthouse, 1 N. Washington, Ste. 300, Farmington 
63640; phone (573) 756-5755. 
PhotO not County: St. Francois. 

available Biography: Born May 5, 1967. Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana- 

Champaign, May 1989; Juris Doctor, St. Louis University, 1992. Former prosecuting 
attorney, St. Francois County, 2001-2011. Private law practice, 1995-2000. Assistant 
public defender; 1993-1995. Married to Phillip Horn; one son, Jacob. Former president, 
Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri Board of Directors; 2005, St. Fran- 
cois County Citizen of the Year Award; 2009 St. Francois County Democrat of the Year. 
Appointed October 24, 201 1 . Elected 201 2 to fill an unexpired term. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 24 

SHAWN R. McCARVER 

Office address: St. Francois County Courthouse, 1 N. Washington, Ste. 201, Farmington 
63640; phone (573) 756-6601. 
County: St. Francois 

Biography: Born May 12, 1960, in Bonne Terre. Graduated Natl. Honor Society, Central 
R-3 High School, Park Hills, 1978. Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, Central Mis- 
souri State Univ., 1981; J.D., Mo. Law Review, Univ. of Mo.-Columbia School of Law, 
1 984. Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1 984. Married to Julie Huffman McCarver; they have one 
child, Dagny Elizabeth McCarver. Practiced law, 1984-2010. Was municipal judge for 
over 25 years in Park Hills, Desloge, Bismarck, Bonne Terre and Leadwood. Member: St. 
Joseph Catholic Church; 24th Circuit Bar Assoc.; Missouri Bar; Missouri Assoc. of Probate 
and Associate Circuit Judges; and Missouri Municipal and Assoc. Circuit Judges Associa- 
tion, past pres. Serves on the Supreme Court Municipal Judge Education Comm. Served on the faculty of the Judicial 
College since 1988 and was on various other commissions and committees. Appointed and serves as tech. advi- 
sor to the Supreme Court's Commission on Children's Justice. Authored numerous articles, books and given many 
presentations on juvenile, family law and adoptions. Elected 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 24 

TIMOTHY W. INMAN 

Office Address: Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse, 55 S. Third St., Ste. Genevieve 
63670; phone (573) 883-2705. 
County: Ste. Genevieve. 

Biography: Born October 7, 1964, in Vinita, Okla. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State 
University, B.S. in business and accounting, 1987; University of Missouri-Kansas City 
School of Law, J.D., 1990. Private practice, 1990-2010; Ste. Genevieve County prosecut- 
ing attorney, 1997-2010. Elected associate circuit judge 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 24 
TROY HYDE 

Office address: Washington County Courthouse, 102 N. Missouri St., Potosi 63664; 
phone (573) 438-6111. 
County: Washington. 

Biography: Born November 2, 1962, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri-St. 
Louis, B.A., political science; Ohio Northern University, Claude W. Petit College of Law, 
J.D., 1990. Married Sonya Lawson June 12, 1998. Member: Ohio Northern Law Review, 
lead article research editor; Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 2218. Served as 
assistant public defender, 24th Judicial Circuit, 1 990-1 992; assistant prosecuting attorney, 
Washington County, 1993-1995; private practice of law, 1993-1996. Elected associate 
circuit judge, 1997. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 25 

KENNETH G. CLAYTON 

Office address: Phelps County Courthouse, 200 N. Main, Ste. 201, Rolla 65401; phone 
(573) 458-6236, fax (573) 458-6231 . 
County: Phelps. 

Biography: Born January 22, 1969, in Fremont, Mich. Attended Rolla High School, 1987; 
Northeast Missouri State University (Now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Mo., B.S 
in business administration management, 1992; University of Tulsa School of Law, J.D., 
1995. Married to Carla since June 28, 1997. Three children: Audra, Samuel and Katelyn. 
Assistant public defender, Area 25 Trial Division, 1995-1998. Elected Phelps County 
prosecuting attorney, 1999-2006; associate attorney at Smith and Turley in St. Robert, 
Mo., 2007-2011; Clayton Law Office, 2011-2013; assistant Pulaski County prosecut- 
ing attorney, 2011-2013; acting Pulaski County prosecuting attorney 2012-2013; city of St. Robert prosecuting 
attorney, 2011-2013. Appointed associate circuit judge January 2, 2013, to fill an unexpired two-year term. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 





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Circuit 25 

RONALD D. WHITE 

Office address: Phelps County Courthouse, 200 N. Main, Ste. 201, Rolla 65401; phone 

(573)458-6233. 

County: Phelps. 

Biography: Born September 10, 1954, at Scott Air Force Base, III. Attended University 
of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri S&T), B.S in economics, 1975; University of Missouri- 
Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1978. Married to Clarissa since April 7, 1979. Two sons, 
Aaron and Adam. Was engaged in private practice in Rolla for 26 years. Phelps County 
prosecuting attorney, 1979-1983. Assistant Phelps County prosecuting attorney, 1983- 
1986. Member of Christ Episcopal Church. Appointed associate circuit judge, Probate 
Division, January 1, 2005, to fill an unexpired two-year term. Elected associate circuit 
judge, Probate Division, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 25 
COLIN LONG 

Office address: Pulaski County Courthouse, 301 Historic Rt. 66, Ste. 314, Waynesville 
65583; phone (573) 774-4786. 
County: Pulaski. 

Biography: Born November 14, 1969, in Waynesville. Graduate of University of Mis- 
souri-Rolla; Oklahoma City University, J.D. Married Courtney Lawson July 27, 2002. They 
have two children, Connor and Cate. Former partner with Smith, Turley, Long. Member 
of St. Robert Church of God; Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce; former vice 
chair, Regional Commerce and Growth Association; Waynesville Masonic Lodge #375 
A.F. & A.M. Appointed November 2004. Elected November 2006 and 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 25 

RON DA L. CORTESINI 

Office address: Pulaski County Courthouse, 301 Historic Rt. 66, Ste. 316, Waynesville 
65583; phone (573) 774-4784. 
County: Pulaski. 

Biography: Born January 28, 1966, in Decorah, Iowa. Graduate of La Pietra Hawaii 
School for Girls; Texas State University, B.A. English; and South Texas College of Law, 
Houston, Texas, J.D. cum laude. U.S. Army 1984-1987, Texas Army National Guard and 
U.S. Army Reserves 1990-2004. Assistant attorney general, Office of the Texas Attorney 
General 1994-2001; corporate counsel, Broadwing Communications Services, Inc.; 
private practice, 2004-2013. Member: Pulaski County Bar Assoc.; Missouri Bar; Texas 
Bar; National Assoc. of Women Judges; Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit 
Judges; Missouri Juvenile Justice Assoc.; board member, Habitat for Humanity of Pulaski County. Appointed March 
2013 as associate circuit judge. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 





Circuit 25 

KERRY G. ROWDEN 

Office address: Maries County Courthouse, PO Box 490, Vienna 65582; phone (573) 

422-3303. 

County: Maries 

Biography: Born December 3, 1964. Graduate of Maries R-1 in Vienna, 1983; Lincoln 
Univerisity, 1985, B.A. history; and University of Missouri-Columbia, 1989, J.D. Elected 
prosecuting atttorney for Miller County, 1990, and served four years. Married Wendy 
Hensley December 29, 1984, and they have six children. Elected associate circuit judge 
November 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 25 

DOUGLAS D. GASTON 

Office address: Texas County Courthouse, 519 N. Grand, Ste. 203, Houston 65483; 
phone (417) 967-3663. 
County: Texas. 

Biography: Born August 11, 1967, in Houston, Mo. Graduate of Houston High School, 
Southwest Baptist University, B.S.; and University of Arkansas, Little Rock, J.D. Private law 
practice, 1995-2002; state representative, 1997-98. Texas County prosecuting attorney, 
1999-2002. Special assistant, U.S. attorney, 2003-2004. chief of staff/general counsel, 
Missouri Senate president pro tern, 2004. Missouri deputy state treasurer, 2005-2008. 
Appointed associate circuit judge 2009. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 26 — Division 3 
AARON G. KOEPPEN 

Office address: #1 Court Circle, Ste. 9, Camdenton 65020; (573) 346-4440. 
County: Camden. 

Biography: Born April 1, 1976, in Anchorage, Alaska; raised in Neosho. Graduate of 
Utah State University, B.A., 2000; J.D., Creighton University, 2004. Married Nancy Tarbet 
in 1999. Missouri State Public Defender's Office, 2004-2006. Iberia city prosecutor, 
2006-2010. Special prosecutor, Village of Four Seasons, 2009-2010. Camden County 
assistant prosecuting attorney, 2006-2010. Adjunct professor at Ozark Technical College. 
Member: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Lake Ozark Rotary. Elected 
associate circuit judge 201 0. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 26 — Division 4 
BRUCE COLYER 

Office address: Camden County Courthouse, 1 Court Circle, Ste. 9, Camdenton 65020; 
phone (573) 346-5160. 
County: Camden. 

Biography: Born May 27, 1948, in Kirksville. Graduate of Northeast Missouri State, (now 
Truman State University), B.S.E.; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Married Sally 
on May 29, 1971. They have two children and three grandchildren. Served in private 
practice of law, 1 976-2002. Member: Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Cir- 
cuit Judges, board member; Camden County Bar; 26th Judicial Circuit Bar; Missouri Bar. 
Camden County associate circuit judge elected 2002, re-elected 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 26 
STEVEN JACKSON 

Office address: Laclede County Courthouse, 200 N. Adams, Lebanon 65536; phone 
(417) 532-2471. 
County: Laclede. 

Biography: Born December 12, 1963. Graduate of Lebanon High School; Missouri State 
University, B.S.; and University of Arkansas at Little Rock, J.D. Served in private practice 
of law for over 19 years, 1991-2010. Past Laclede County Bar president. Began service 
in the judiciary January 1, 2011. Married Angie Wampler on August 16, 1994; has two 
daughters, Pavin and Payne, born in 1995 and 2000. Passions include Laclede County, 
family and being outdoors. Attends First Baptist Church in Lebanon. Elected associate 
circuit judge 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 201 4. Republican. 




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Circuit 26 
LARRY WINFREY 

Office address: Laclede County Courthouse, 200 N. Adams, Lebanon 65536; phone 
(417) 532-2471. 
County: Laclede. 

Biography: Born May 4, 1967, in Lebanon, Mo. Graduate of the University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.S., B.A., 1989; J.D., 1992. Married Sharon Smith on June 21, 1986. Private 
law practice, 1 992-2002. President, Laclede County C-5 Board of Education, 1 995-2002. 
Laclede Early Education Program Board of Directors, 1994-2002. Past president of 
Laclede County Bar. Adjunct instructor at Ozark Technical Community College. Member 
of First Baptist Church, Rotary, Laclede Lodge #83 AF & AM and Laclede County Shrine 
Club. Elected associate circuit judge for Laclede County in 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires: December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 26 

KENNETH OSWALD 

Office address: Miller County Courthouse, 2001 Hwy. 52, Tuscumbia 65082; phone 
(573) 369-1970. 
County: Miller. 

Biography: Born January 28, 1947, in central Missouri. Graduate of the University of 
Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in education, 1969; J.D. 1970. Served in United States Army 
Infantry and USAR 1971-1979. Prosecuting attorney, Miller County, 1976-1982. Member 
of the Catholic Church, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and the American Legion. 
Elected associate circuit judge 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 26 

PEGGY RICHARDSON 

Office address: Moniteau County Courthouse, 200 E. Main, California 65018; phone 
(573) 796-4671. 
County: Moniteau. 

Biography: Born October 8, 1957, in Versailles, Mo. Graduate of State Fair Community 
College, A.S.; University of Central Missouri, B.A.; and University of Missouri-Columbia, 
J.D. Engaged in private law practice, 1983-1998. Former assistant prosecuting attorney 
Morgan County. Member First Baptist Church, Tipton. Municipal judge for Tipton, Clarks- 
burg and Jamestown. Elected associate circuit judge 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 26 
KEVIN SCHEHR 

Office address: Morgan County Courthouse, 211 E. Newton, Versailles 65084; phone 
(573) 378-4235. 
County: Morgan. 

Biography: Born August 22, 1954, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Undergraduate degree from 
Wabash College, B.A., 1976; master's degree in English from the University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia, 1978, and J.D., 1985. Engaged in private practice in Versailles, Mo., 
from 1985-2002. Elected associate circuit judge 2002, 2006, and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 27 

DEBRAA. HOPKINS 

Office address: Bates County Courthouse, 1 N. Delaware, Butler 64730; phone (660) 
679-331 1. 
County: Bates. 

Biography: Born June 19, 1950, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Graduate UMKC, B.A. in History, 
1990. UMKC School of Law, 1992, Urban Lawyer, publications editor, 1991. Member 
St. Patrick Catholic Church; Bates County Bar Assoc.; American Bar Assoc., 1992-2000; 
Probation and Parole CAB, 2000-2004. Married David Hopkins on August 23, 1969; 
they have four children and ten grandchildren. Appointed April 2009. Elected 201 0. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 27 

WAYNE STOTHMANN 

Office address: Henry County Courthouse, 100 W. Franklin, Room 212, Clinton 64735; 
phone (660) 885-7231. 
County: Henry. 

Biography: Born March 21, 1954, Washington, Mo. B.S.B.A., summa cum laude, 1976, 
University of Missouri-Columbia; J.D., 1979, University of Missouri-Columbia School 
of Law. Married Denise Ann Soucie on June 10, 1973; they have three children and 
four grandchildren. Practiced law in Clinton, 1979-1994. Assistant prosecuting attorney, 
Henry County, 1 979-1 980, 1 984-1 986. Prosecuting attorney, Henry County, 1 987-1 990. 
Member: Missouri and Henry County Bar assocs.; Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associ- 
ate Circuit Judges, board of directors 2007-201 1; Missouri Municipal and Associate Cir- 
cuit Judges' Assoc., board of directors, 2007-present; Missouri Commission on Judicial Resources 1 998-2000; Clin- 
ton Area Chamber of Commerce, past member board of directors; Clinton Mid-Day Optimist Club, past president 
and director. Elected 1994, re-elected 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 27 

MICHAEL DAWSON 

Office address: St. Clair County Courthouse, 655 Second St., Osceola 64776; phone 
(417) 646-2421. 

County: St. Clair. 

Biography: Born July 16, 1955, in St. Clair County. Educated at Southwest Missouri State 
University, B.S.; University of Missouri-Columbia, M.P.A., Tulsa University J.D.. Married 
to Debby. They have three children. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 28 

CHARLES CURLESS 

Office address: Barton County Courthouse, 1007 Broadway, Lamar 64759; phone (417) 
682-2444. 
County: Barton. 

Biography: Born August 30, 1951, in Lamar. Graduate of Missouri State Univ., 1973, B.S. 
finance/management; Okla. City Univ. School of Law, 1980, J.D. Married Nancy Nichols 
in 1972. They have three children and four grandchildren. Practiced at Woolsey, Fisher, et 
al, Springfield, Mo., 1981-1983; Nichols, Curless & Nichols, 1983-1994. Member of the 
Lamar United Methodist Church; Barton Co. Bar, past president; Mo. Bar; Mo. Bar Board of 
Governors; Mo. Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, past president; Mo. Assoc. 
of Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges; Rotary, past president; Barton Co. Chamber of 
Commerce; Metro Club; Elks; Eagles; Phi Alpha Delta, former district justice; Lamar Masonic Lodge #292. Also a mem- 
ber of the Judicial Conference Legislative Comm., Circuit Court Budget Comm., Centralized Fine Collection Center 
Comm., Executive Council; Judge Transfer Workgroup; Court and Community Collaboration Commitee, etal. Elected 
1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 28 

DENNIS D. REAVES 

Office address: Cedar County Courthouse, P.O. Box 665, Stockton, MO 65785; phone 

(417)276-6700. 

County: Cedar 

Biography: Born December 4, 1949, in Kansas City. El Dorado Springs High School, 
1967; Missouri Southern State College, B.A., 1973; University of Missouri-Columbia, J. D., 
1976. U.S. Marine Corps, Vietnam, 1968-1969. Married to Glenda E. (McCall) Reaves. 
Three sons, two grandchildren. Prosecuting attorney Cedar County, 1 976-1 978. Associate 
circuit judge, Cedar County, 1979-1994. Practiced law in Stockton, Mo., 1995-2010. 
Elected associate circuit judge 201 0. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 28 
DAVID MUNTON 

Office address: Dade County Courthouse, 300 W. Water, Greenfield 65661; phone (41 7) 
637-2271. 
County: Dade. 

Biography: Born March 19, 1958, in Kirkwood. Educated at Southwest Baptist College, 
B.S., political science, 1979; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1982. Married 
leanne Kingland on August 10, 1985. They have three sons and one daughter. Member: 
Main Street Baptist Church. Clerked for the Hon. George Fannigan, Southern District, 
1982-1983. In private practice in Springfield and Bolivar, Mo., 1983-1994. Elected asso- 
ciate circuit judge of Dade County November 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 28 

NEAL R. QUITNO 

Office address: Vernon County Courthouse, 1 00 W. Cherry, Ste. A, Nevada 64772; phone 
(417) 667-5016. 
County: Vernon. 

Biography: Born January 19, 1957, in Houlton, Maine. Graduate of University of Kansas. 
Bachelor's degree, 1979, J.D., 1982. Married Nora Foster on April 17, 1993. Has four 
children. Prosecuting attorney Vernon County 1987-1998. Member: St. Mary's Catholic 
Church. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 29 

JOSEPH SCHOEBERL 

Office address: Jasper County Courthouse, 302 S. 
358-0450. 
County: Jasper. 



Main, Carthage 64836; phone (417) 



Biography: Born July 30, 1948, in Joplin. Educated at Missouri Southern State Univ., at 
Jopnn for two years, transferring to the Univ. of Missouri-Columbia and received a B.A. 
and J.D. degree, 1973. Married to Brooke Schoeberl. Upon graduation, worked for Ross 
Perot in Los Angeles, Calif., then Dean Witter and Company in San Francisco and Mon- 
terey, Calif., before returning to Missouri to work in Jefferson City as director of the Cam- 
paign Finance Division, for Secretary of State James Kirkpatrick; director of Investments 
and asst. state treasurer, for James Spainhower; House Research Committee, assigned to 
the Missouri House Judiciary Committee; Counsel to then Dept. of Consumer Affairs, 
Regulation and Licensing; and then commissioner of securities for Secretary Kirkpatrick. Leaving state government, 
went into private practice in Joplin, Mo.; later appointed assistant prosecutor tor Newton County by now-Judge 
Perigo, then appointed by Gov. Ashcroft as prosecutor in McDonald County, serving four years before being elected 
as judge and serving since January 1, 1995. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 29 

RICHARD D. COPELAND 

Office address: Jasper County Courts Bldg., 601 S. Pearl, Rm. 211, Joplin 64801; phone 
(417) 625-4316. 

Home address: 726 W. Second, Webb City 
County: Jasper. 

Biography: Born April 1 7, 1945, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri-Colum- 
bia, B.A.; University of Missouri, J.D. Married Lucinda Copeland. Together they have four 
children: Erica Hayman, Joseph Hensley, Justin Hensley and Joshua Hensley. In U.S. Army 
1 969-1 971 , Vietnam, received Bronze Star. Member of the American Legion; VFW; Joplin 
Humane Society, president; Kidney Foundation, past president. City attorney Webb City, 
Mo., 1972-1978. Appointed associate circuit judge January 16, 1981, re-elected 1982, 
1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 29 

STEPHEN P. CARLTON 

Office address: Jasper County Courthouse., 302 S. Main, Carthage 64836; phone (417) 

237-1096. 

County: Jasper. 

Biography: Graduate Missouri Southern State University, B.S. 1976; University of Arkan- 
sas, J.D., 1979. Married and has three children. Law clerk for the Hon. James Prewitt, 
Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern District, 1979; assistant public defender, 1980-1986; 
private practice, 1980-2002. Member of the Jasper County Bar Assoc., past president 
and secretary; Missouri Southern State University Board of Regents, past president and 
member, 1993-2003; board of directors, St. John's Regional Medical Center, past chair 
and member, 1995-2004; board of directors at Arvest Bank, 2000-present. Member 
Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, 2007-present, president, 2013. 
Elected associate circuit Judge 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Republican. 




Circuit 30 
MARK B. PILLEY 

Office address: Benton County Courthouse, PO Box 37, Warsaw 65355; phone (660) 

438-7712. 

County: Benton. 

Biography: Born September 23, 1952, in Kansas City, Kan. Graduate of the Univ. of 
Kansas, B.G.S.; Washburn Univ., J.D., 1978. Married Judy A. Jones on June 3, 1977, and 
they have three children. Private law practice, 1979-2008. Member: Benton County and 
Missouri Bar assocs., 1 992-present; Kansas Bar Assoc., 1 979-2008. Assistant prosecuting 
attorney of Benton County, 1 993-1 994. Former city attorney and municipal judge. Former 
board member of the Warsaw Fire District, TLC Sheltered Workshop, Nelson Rolf Animal 
Shelter, Lions Club, Free Univ., library board. Real estate law and wills and estate plan- 
ning instructor. Appointed associate circuit judge November 2008. Elected 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 30 

LISA HENDERSON 

Office address: Dallas County Courthouse, PO Box 1910, Buffalo 65622; phone (417) 
345-7641. 

County: Dallas. Photo not 

Biography: Born 1961 in Springfield, Mo. Graduate of Central Missouri State University, available 
B.S.; University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1989. Private law practice, 
1 989-201 0. Member of the Dallas County Bar Association and Missouri Bar Association. 
Former prosecuting attorney for Hickory County. Former city attorney, Buffalo. Elected in 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 30 

JAMES A. HACKETT 

Office address: Hickory County Courthouse, PO Box 305, Hermitage 65668; phone 
(417)745_6421. 
PhotO not County: Hickory. 

available Biography: None available. Appointed 2013. Term expires December 31, 2014. Demo- 

crat. 



Circuit 30 
JOHN PORTER 

Office address: Polk County Courthouse, 102 E. Broadway, Rm. 14, Bolivar 65613; phone 
(417)326-4921. 

Photo not County: Polk 

available Biography: Born March 21, 1969, in Nevada, Mo. Graduate of Southwest Baptist Uni- 

versity, B.S., English; Oklahoma City University, J.D., 1995. Married Jill Thomeczek 
December 31 , 2007. Two daughters: Abbi and Alex. Prosecuting attorney for Polk County 
1999-2006. Member: United Methodist Church of Bolivar; Polk County Bar Association. 
Appointed associate circuit judge 2006. Re-elected 2006 and 201 0. Term expires Decem- 
ber 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 30 

DONALD CHEEVER 

Office address: Webster County Courthouse, PO Box B, Marshfield 65706; phone (41 7) 

326-2041. 

County: Webster. 

Biography: Born Dec. 22, 1943, in Macon, Mo. B.S. in business education, Central 
Missouri State University, 1965; M.A. in business administration, Central Missouri State 
University, 1966; J.D., University of Missouri, 1972. Married Linda A. Cunningham 
December 15, 1962. Two children, Brian and Laura, and six grandchildren. Webster 
County prosecuting attorney, 1975-2003. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 30 

KENNETH THOMPSON 

Office address: Webster County Courthouse, PO Box B, Marshfield 65706; phone (41 7) 

859-2041. 

County: Webster. 

Biography: Born May 24, 1951, in Louisville, Ky. Graduate of Drury University, B.A.; Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married to Joy Chapman on March 21, 1992. Served 
in private practice from 1976-2001. Municipal judge for Marshfield, Seymour, Rogers- 
ville, Fordland and Niangua. Appointed associate circuit judge in 2001 and elected in 
2002, 2006 and 201 0. Member of the Marshfield United Methodist Church. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 31 — Division 21 
DAN IMHOF 

Office address: Judicial Courts Facility, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone (417) 

868-4099. 

County: Greene. 

Biography: Born June 19, 1954, in St. Louis. Education: B.S. from Southwest Missouri 
State University (now Missouri State University); J.D. from University of Missouri-Kansas 
City. Married Virginia S. Ratliff May 26, 1991. They have two daughters, Nichole and 
Megan. Law Clerk for the Hon. Douglas Greene at Missouri Court of Appeals-Southern 
District; assistant Greene County prosecuting attorney; assistant public defender; 25 years 
in private practice. Member: Campbell United Methodist Church; Rotary; Solomon Lodge 
#271 AF and AM; Scottish Rite; Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Temple; former board member, 
Easter Seals; board member, Friends of the Zoo; and chair, Greene County Republican 
Central Committee. Elected associate circuit judge in 2006. Retained 2010. Term expires: 
December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 31 — Division 22 
JASON BROWN 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(41 7) 868-4097. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born Jan. 1 1, 1963, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri, B.A., Phi 
Beta Kappa, 1985; Vanderbilt Univ., J.D., 1988. Engaged in private practice in Kansas 
City area and Springfield from 1988-2004. Volunteer Greene County teen court judge; 
Member: Mo. Bar Professionalism Committee; MAPACJ board member, Springfield. SE 
Rotary Club; past board member and current committee, Good Samaritan Boys Ranch. 
Appointed Jan. 1, 2005. Elected November 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Nonpartisan. 




Circuit 31 — Division 23 
MARK F. FITZSIMMONS 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(417) 868-4095. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born December 13, 1952, in St. Louis. Educated: llliois College, Jacksonville, 
III., B.A. economics, business administration and Spanish; Western Illinois University, 
Macomb, III., M.A. in economics. University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Married to Kare- 
nanne Miller. Elected November 1998. Term expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 



Circuit 31 — Division 24 
MARK POWELL 

Office address: Greene County Courthouse, 1010 Boonville, Springfield 65802; phone 
(417) 829-6546. 
County: Greene. 

Biography: Born May 10, 1960, in Springfield, Mo. Graduate of Missouri State University, 
B.A., psychology, cum laude, 1982. Drake University, J.D. with honors, 1985. Engaged 
in the practice of law with Miller and Sanford P.C., 1985-2000. Member First and Cal- 
vary Presbyterian Church. Established Truancy Court Program at Reed Middle School. 
Recipient: Red Cross Everyday Hero Award; Council of Churches Gift of Time Award; O. 
Franklin Kenworthy Award for Outstanding Leadership. Circuit Court Budget Commit- 
tee. Appointed associate circuit judge 2000. Elected: 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Nonpartisan. 




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Circuit 32 

SCOTT E. THOMSEN 

Office address: Bollinger County Courthouse, 204 High St., Ste. 4, Marble Hill 63764; 
phone (573) 238-2730. 
County: Bollinger. 

Biography: Born June 10, 1964, in Cumberland, Md.. Graduate of Brigham Young Uni- 
versity, B.S. accounting 1988; J.D., 1991. Married Joanna Chamberlain March 28, 1992. 
They have six children. Worked as assistant public defender, 32nd Judicial District. 
Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Missouri, Utah and Nevada 
Bar assocs.; Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce; Bollinger County Optimist Club; 
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Elected associate circuit judge 1994, 
re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 32 
GARY KAMP 

Office address: Cape Girardeau County Courthouse, 1 00 Court St., Jackson 63755; phone 
(573) 243-8446. 
County: Cape Girardeau. 

Biography: Born April 9, 1952, at Cape Girardeau, Mo. Graduated Jackson High School, 
1970; Southeast Missouri State University, 1975, B.A.; University of Missouri- Columbia, 
1978, J.D.. Married Gail Friedrich September 21, 1985. Member of Missouri National 
Guard, 1970-76. Assistant prosecuting attorney, Bollinger County, 1978-89; Cape 
Girardeau County, 1989. Member of St. Paul Lutheran Church; Jackson Chamber of 
Commerce; American Legion Post 1 58, life member, former commander and second vice 
commander; Cape Girardeau County Bar Assoc., former president; United States Jaycees; 
Cape Area Friends of the NRA, president, endowed life member NRA; Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate 
Judge, past board of directors member and presently chair of the Legislative Committee; Missouri Municipal and 
Associate Circuit Judges Association, presently a member of the board of directors. Elected as Judge, 1994, 1998, 
2002, 2006 and 2010. Republican. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 

Circuit 32 
SCOTT A. LIPKE 

Office address: Common Pleas Courthouse, 44 N. Lorimier, Cape Girardeau 63701; 
phone (573) 334-6249. 
County: Cape Girardeau. 

Biography: Born March 28, 1969. Graduated from Murray State University with a B.S. 
in political science; Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D. Married to Ashley Hobbs. 
They have three children. Previously in private practice and also served as assistant 
prosecuting attorney, Cape Girardeau County. Elected state representative, 2002-2008. 
Chair, Crime Prevention. Elected associate circuit judge 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 32 

MICHAEL J. BULLERDIECK 

Office address: Perry County Courthouse, 15 W. Ste. Marie, Ste. 2, Perryville 63775; 
phone (573) 547-7861. 
County: Perry. 

Biography: Born June 12, 1949, in St. Louis. Graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis 
with a B.A. in political science; graduate of St. Louis University Law School. Married 
K. Kelly McKerrow August 6, 1971. They have three daughters: Alexa, Erin and Andrea. 
Member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sereno, Mo. Member of the Rotary Club of 
Perryville. Served for five years as secretary-treasurer of the Missouri Assoc. of Probate 
and Associate Circuit Judges; serving on the state fine collection committee. Maintained 
a private practice in Perry County until 1986, when elected associate circuit judge. Re- 
elected in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 33 

T. LYNN BROWN 

Office address: Mississippi County Courthouse, PO Box 369, Charleston 63834; phone 
(573) 638-2146. 
County: Mississippi. 

Biography: Born December 31, 1960, in Sikeston. Graduate of Univ. of Missouri-Colum- 
bia, A.B., 1983, political science and history; Washington University in St. Louis, J.D., 
1986. Member: United Methodist Church, Mississippi County Bar Assoc., Phi Beta Kappa 
Honor Society. Elected prosecuting attorney of Mississippi County, 1986-1990. Elected 
associate circuit judge in 1 990, 1 994, 1 998, 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires Decem- 
ber 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 33 
SCOTT HORMAN 

Office address: Scott County Judicial Bldg., PO Box 587, Benton 63736; phone (573) 

545-3576. 

County: Scott. 

Biography: Born September 2, 1975, in southeast Missouri. Graduate of Central Methodist 
University, B.S., summa cum laude; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Married Leslie 
Garner June 7, 1997. They have two sons, Garner and Griffin. Engaged in private law 
practice in October 2000. Member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Chaffee Chamber 
of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Elks, Chaffee Youth League. Elected associate circuit 
judge 2006 and 201 0. Term Expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 33 

W.H.WINCHESTER III 

Office address: Scott County Courthouse, 131 S. Winchester St., PO Box 587, Benton 
63736; phone (573) 545-3511. 
County: Scott. 

Biography: Born October 27, 1946. Educated at the University of Missouri, B.S.; Uni- 
versity of Missouri Law School, J.D. Engaged in the private practice of law, 1973-1998. 
Member: Missouri and Scott County Bar associations. Served for five years as secretary- 
treasurer of the Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges; serving on the 
state fine collection committee. Elected associate circuit judge 1998-2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 34 

JOSHUA D. UNDERWOOD 

Office address: New Madrid County Courthouse, 450 Main St., New Madrid 63869; 
phone (573) 748-5556. 
PhotO not County: New Madrid. 

available Biography: Born February 10, 1981, in Sikeston. Graduate of Portageville High School; 

Mississippi State University, B.B.A.; Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.. Married Lou 
Oliver August 11, 2007. They have one daughter, Emmaline, and one son, J. Douglas. 
Engaged in the private practice of law in Caruthersville, 2007-2010, and New Madrid, 
2010-2013. Member of The Missouri Bar, 34th Judicial Circuit Bar Assoc. and Missouri 
Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. Appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon in 2013. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 34 

W. KEITH CURRIE 

Office address: Pemiscot County Courthouse, 610 Ward Ave., Ste. 2E, Caruthersville 
63830; phone (573) 333-0152. 
County: Pemiscot. 

Biography: Born December 20, 1964, in Hayti, Mo. Graduate of Caruthersville High 
School; Mississippi State University, B.B.A.; University of Missouri, J.D. Married Deborah 
Cybulski May 9, 1992. They have two daughters, Anne Marie and Ellen. Engaged in the 
private practice of law in Jefferson City, 1990-1992, and Hayti, 1992-2003. Elder at First 
Presbyterian Church of Caruthersville. Member of The Missouri Bar, 34th Judicial Circuit 
Bar Assoc. and Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. Elected in 2002, 
2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 34 
BYRON D. LUBER 

Office address: Pemiscot County Justice Center, PO Box 228, Caruthersville 63830; 
phone (573) 333-2784. 
County: Pemiscot. 

Biography: Born August 14, 1944, in Cape Girardeau and raised in Sikeston. Graduate of 
Southeast Missouri State Univ., B.S.; Univ. of Memphis, J.D. Married Nancy Allen in 1 969. 
Admitted to the Bar in 1970 in Missouri and Tennessee. Associate and partner, Ward 
and Reeves, 1970-1985. Member: board of directors Young Lawyers Council Mo. Bar, 
1971-1 979; executive committee, 1 973-1 979; Distinguished Service Award, 1 978; chair, 
Practical Skills Committee, 1976-1979; Professional Liability Review Board, 1977-1979; 
Committee on Criminal Rules and Procedure, 2003-2009; Legislative Steering Commit- 
tee; Supreme Court Judicial Task Force; co-chair, Weighted Workload Committee, 2006-2008; Transfer Committee; 
president, Mo. Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges, 2005; recipient of Theodore McMillian Award of 
Judicial Excellence, 2008. Appointed 1985. Elected 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 35 

H. MARK PREYER 

Office address: Dunklin County Courthouse, PO Box 466, Kennett 63857; phone (573) 
nu * * 888-3272. 

Photo not r t n ,, 

County: Dunklin. 

available Biography: Born February 24, 1958, in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Graduate of the University of 

Missouri-Columbia, College of Agriculture, B.S., ag. econ., 1980; University of Mis- 
souri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1983. Married Amy Phillips July 7, 2007. They share 
five children: Erin Preyer, Eric Preyer, Jake Phillips, Emma Phillips and Audrey Phillips. 
Previously served on Missouri Public Defender Commission and on the Missouri Highway 
and Transportation Commission. Member: Kennett Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, 
Farmers and Merchants Club of Holcomb and of Homersville. Engaged in the practice 
of law in Kennett, 1983-2010. Elected associate circuit judge in 2010. Term expires 
December 31,2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 35 
JOHN SPIELMAN 

Office address: Dunklin County Courthouse, Rm. 103, Kennett 63857; phone (573) 
888-3378. 
County: Dunklin. 

Biography: Born May 11, 1972, in Missouri. Graduate of Wichita State University, B.A. 
political science, 1990; St. Louis University, J.D., 1997. Married Julie Bartlett April 28, 
2001. They have two children, Barbara (Ara) Gray and Meagan Grace. Member of First 
United Methodist Church of Kennett, Kiwanis Club of Kennett, Farmers & Merchants Club 
of Holcomb and Masonic Lodge, AF & AM of Kennett. Elected 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 35 

JOE Z. SATTERFIELD 

Office address: Stoddard County Courthouse, P.O. Box 30 Bloomfield 63825; phone 
(573) 568-4640. 
County: Stoddard. 

Biography: Born in Dexter, Mo. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, B.S. 
business administration; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. Engaged in private law 
practice in Dexter at Parsons, Mitchell, Wilson and Satterfield, 1982-1995. Appointed 
associate circuit judge 1995. Elected 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 35 

STEPHEN R. MITCHELL 

Office address: Stoddard County Justice Center, PO Box 30, Bloomfield 63825; phone 
(573) 568 4640 ext. 3. 
County: Stoddard. 

Biography: Born in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Undergraduate and law degree from University of 
Missouri-Columbia. Practiced law in Dexter. Former director Missouri Assoc. of Probate 
and Associate Circuit Judges. Judicial Conference Executive Council, 2002-present. Mis- 
souri Supreme Court Trial Judge Education Committee, 1 999-present. Elected associate 
circuit judge in Stoddard County serving from, 1 995-present. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 36 

JOHN BLOODWORTH 

Office address: Butler County Courthouse, 100 S. Main, Poplar Bluff 63901 ; phone (573) 

686-8092. 

County: Butler. 

Biography: Born May 29, 1954, in Poplar Bluff. Recipient of B.S.E. in social studies from 
Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro, 1976; and J.D. from Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 
1980. Married Dr. Dorothy M. Munch in 1993, with one child born of the marriage. 
Practiced law for 17 years prior to being elected as an associate circuit judge in 1998. 
Past/present member of the Commerce Bank Board of Directors; Kenny Roger's Children's 
Foundation; Poplar Bluff Chamber of Commerce; Missouri Bar Association; Member 
and past president of the Butler County Bar Association; board member of the Claudia 
Foundation; Academic Assistance Group and Veteran's Tour. Awarded Elk's Officer of the 
Year, 2008, for the Butler/Ripley County Drug Court Programs. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 36 

WILLIAM J. CLARKSON 

Office address: Butler County Courthouse, 1 00 N. Main, Poplar Bluff 63901 ; phone (573) 

686-8073. 

County: Butler. 

Biography: Born August 24, 1948, in Poplar Bluff. Graduate of Louisiana State University, 
B.S., 1970, and J.D., 1974. Married to Karen Shelton and has four children. Engaged in 
private law practice, 1974-1982. Served as Butler County assistant prosecuting attorney, 
1978-1980. Member: Sacred Heart Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus; Lions Club; 
Elks Lodge; Chamber of Commerce; American, Missouri and Butler County Bar assocs.; 
Municipal Judge Education Committee, 2005-2008; and Missouri Assoc. of Probate and 
Associate Circuit Judges. Elected associate circuit judge in, 1982 and re-elected in 1986, 
1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 36 

THOMAS SWINDLE 

Office address: Ripley County Courthouse, 100 Court Sq., Doniphan 63935; phone (573) 

996-2013. 

County: Ripley. 

Biography: Born in Wood River, III., August 12, 1956. Admitted to the bar in 1983. 
Southeast Missouri State University, B.A., 1978, legal education; Salmon P. Chase College 
of Law, Northern Kentucky University, J.D., 1981. Assistant prosecuting attorney, Ripley 
County, 1983-1984. Elected associate circuit judge November 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 37 
MICHAEL LIGONS 

Office address: PO Box 328, Van Buren 63965; phone (573) 323-4344. 

Photo not County: Carter. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 2007. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
available Republican. 




Circuit 37 
DON M. HENRY 

Office address: Howell County Courthouse, 222 Courthouse, West Plains 65755; phone 

(417)256-4050. 

County: Howell. 

Biography: Born October 28, 1949, in Springfield, Mo. Graduated from the Univ. of Mis- 
souri, 1 971 , B.S.; and Univ. of Arkansas, December 1 973, J.D. Married with two children. 
Member: First United Methodist Church; Rotary; Chamber of Commerce; 37th Judicial 
Circuit Bar Assoc., former president; Missouri Bar Assoc. Former member of Pro Se Com- 
mission, Missouri Assoc. of Trial Attorneys and American Trial Lawyers Assoc. Associate 
circuit judge since June 2002. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 37 
TRUMAN WILES 

Office address: Howell County Courthouse, 222 Courthouse, West Plains 65755; phone 

(417)256-4050. 

County: Howell. 

Biography: Born June 18, 1958, in Jonesboro, Ark. Educated at University of Missouri- 
Columbia, B.S. with honors; University of Illinois-Champaign Urbana, J.D., 1983. Mar- 
ried Pamela Lynne Reagan, May 17, 1980. They have one daughter. Member of Pomona 
Christian Church and Rotary Club. City attorney for West Plains, 1985-1987. Elected 
associate circuit judge in 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 37 
HARVEY S. ALLEN 

Office address: Oregon County Courthouse, P.O. Box 406, Alton 65606; phone (41 7) 
778-7461. 

County: Oregon. Photo not 

Biography: Born December 20, 1 960, in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Southwest Missouri State available 

Univ., B.S. 1983; University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1985. Married Marcia Cozort 

in 1982. Thayer Church of Christ deacon. Member: Missouri Association of Probate and 

Associate Circuit Judges, Thayer Area Chamber of Commerce, Thayer-Mammoth Spring 

Rotary Club. Thayer city attorney, 1991-2003. Elected associate circuit judge November 

2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 37 
SANDRA WEST 

Office address: Shannon County Courthouse, PO Box 148, Eminence 65466; phone 
(573) 226-3315. 
County: Shannon. 

Biography: Born March 6, 1974. Graduate of Drury University, Springfield, B.A.; Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D.. Married to Vance West. Engaged in 
private practice in Eminence, 2000-2006. Served as prosecuting attorney of Shannon 
County, 2004-2006. City attorney for Eminence, Winona and Birch Tree. Member of Mis- 
souri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges. Elected 2006 and 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 38 
LARRY LUNA 

Office address: Christian County Judicial Center, 110 W. Elm, Rm. 203, Ozark 65721; 
phone (417) 581-2425. 
County: Christian. 

Biography: Born June 28, 1948, in Gainesville, Mo. Graduate of Univ. of Missouri- 
Columbia, 1 970, B.S. University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D., 1 973. Married to Laurie M. 
Dale. They have 3 children and reside in Christian County. Prosecuting attorney of Ozark 
County, Mo., 1 974-1 980. General law practice and worked in private sector in southwest 
Missouri, 1980-2006. Recognition from Legal Services of Southwest Missouri for his 
volunteer work. Member of the Missouri Assoc. of Associate and Probate Judges, Juvenile 
Courts & Laws Committee and the Family Law Section of The Missouri Bar. Elected associ- 
ate circuit judge in 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 38 
JOHN S. WATERS 

Office address: Christian County Courthouse, 1 1 W. Elm, Rm. 1 05, Ozark 65721 ; phone 
(417) 581-4523. 
County: Christian. 

Biography: Born September 8, 1946, in Iowa. Graduated Iowa State University with B.S. 
in psychology, 1965; and Drake University Law School, 1973. International Academy 
of Trial Lawyers Award. Private practice in Springfield, 25 years. Springfield municipal 
prosecuting attorney. Elected associate circuit judge 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 38 
TONY WILLIAMS 

Office address: Taney County Courthouse, PO Box 129, Forsyth 65653; phone (417) 

546-7212. 

County: Taney. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 2001 . 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Re-elected 2002, 2006 and 2010. 



Circuit 38 
JAMES K. JUSTUS 

Office address: Taney County Courthouse, PO Box 129, Forsyth 65653; phone (417) 

546-7206. 

County: Taney. 

Biography: Born April 26, 1951, in Branson. Graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas 
City, B.A. political science in 1973 and J.D. in 1976. Married Jennifer Carty, November 
7, 1970. They have three children: Jolie, Jaime and James. Taney County prosecuting 
attorney 1977-1990; general trial practice 1991-1996; chief trial attorney for prosecut- 
ing attorney's office 1996-2002; Additional private practice with domestic concentration. 
Member, elder and deacon of First Presbyterian Church, Branson; member and past presi- 
dent of Branson-Hollister Rotary Club. First elected associate circuit judge 2002-2010. 
Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 39 
VICTOR HEAD 

Office address: Barry County Judicial Center, 102 W. St., Ste. 1, Cassville 65625; phone 
(417) 847-3133 ext. 2222. 

County: Barry. 

Biography: Born April 10, 1948, in Sherman, Texas. Graduate of Mississippi State Univ.; 
Univ. of Mississippi (Ole Miss), J.D. Married Rebecca Davis May 6, 1972. USAF captain, 
SJA, Area Defense Counsel. Garrett & Woods Law Office, 1984-1989. Public Defender 
Office, area 39 district defender, 1989-2006. Member: First United Methodist Church; 
Kiwanis Club of Monett, past president. Barry County drug court, established May 2008. 
Elected 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 39 

ROBERT J. FOULKE 

Office address: 102 West St., Ste. 2, Cassville 65625; phone (417) 847-3133. 
County: Barry. 

Biography: Born October 14, 1 966 in Winnebago, Minn. Graduate of Southwest Missouri 
State University (now Missouri State University), B.S., 1990. University of Missouri-Kan- 
sas City, J.D., 1999. Married Nancy Lawrence March 3, 1998. One son, Evan. Assistant 
prosecuting attorney of Barry County. Private practice of law, Cassville. Current 39th 
Circuit Bar Association president and 2002 39th Circuit Bar Association president. Served 
YMCA board. First Baptist Church, Cassville. Elected associate circuit judge of Barry 
County, 2010. Term expires, December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 39 

SCOTT S. SIFFERMAN 

Office address: Lawrence County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Sq., Mt. Vernon 65712; 
phone (417) 466-2463. 
County: Lawrence. 

Biography: Graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. and M.S. degrees, 
and University of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Prosecuting attorney for Lawrence County, 
1982-1989, and in the private practice of law, 1980-1989. Past president of the 39th 
Judicial Circuit and a past board member of the Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associ- 
ate Circuit Judges. Associate circuit judge for Lawrence County since 1989. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 39 
SAMUEL C. JONES 

Office address: Lawrence County Justice Center, 240 N. Main St., Suite 110, Mount Ver- 
non 65712; phone 417-466-2471 ext. 120 
County: Lawrence 

Biography: Born November 1 7, 1 944, Phoenix, Ariz. Missouri State University, 1 966, B.A. 
political science. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1 971 , J.D. Married to Janice ,and they 
have three daughters: Caroline Bogema, Christine Cole and Sarah Jones. U.S. Army in the 
far East, 1966-1968. Prosecuting Attorney, 1973-1980. Chair, Missouri State Tax Com- 
mission, 1981-1985. Senior manager, Arthur Andersen & Co., 1988-1990. Coordinator, 
Oklahoma Ad Valorem Task Force, 1990-1991. Associate circuit judge, 1991-1998. 
Republican candidate for attorney general, 2000. Regional administrator, U.S. Small Busi- 
ness Administration, 2001-2009. Elected 2010. Term Expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 39 

ALAN BLANKENSHIP 

Office address: Stone County Courthouse, 110 S. Maple, Ste. F, Galena 65656; phone 
(417) 357-6114. 
County: Stone. 

Biography: Born June 14, 1961, in Neosho. Graduate University of Arkansas and Missouri 
Southern State University, B.S., B.A., accounting; University of Missouri, J.D.; became a 
certified public accountant in 1987. Married Dee Ann Casey June 27, 1987. They have 
three children. Served on the professional audit staff with the Missouri State Auditor's 
Office, 1 984-1 987. Served in private law practice, 1 991-2002; served as municipal judge 
for Kimberling City and Branson West. Member of the Judicial Weighted Workload Steer- 
ing Committee and serves on the Trial Judge Education Committee, Living Word Church, 
American Legion Missouri Boys State Executive Committee. Elected associate circuit 
judge 2002, 2006 and 201 0. Term expires December 31 , 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 39 

MARK A. STEPHENS 

Office address: Stone County Courthouse, PO Box 18, Galena 65656; phone (417) 357- 
6114. 

County: Stone. 

Biography: Born October 29, 1956, Wichita, Kan. U.S. Army Military Police Corps, 
1 978-1 985; B.S. administration of justice, cum laude, WSU; Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 
J.D., 1994. Married to Monica H. Stephens; they have four children and five grandchil- 
dren. He lives in the Ozarks, near Crane. Member: Hurley Community Baptist Church; 
Missouri Bar Assoc.; Missouri Assoc. of Probate and Associate Judges; Southern Gospel 
Music Association; private practice, Van Matre & Harrison, Columbia, 1994-1999; solo 
general practice, Aurora, 1999-2009. Elected as associate circuit judge, 2009. Term 
expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 40 
JOHN LEPAGE 

Office address: McDonald County Courthouse, PO Box 157, Pineville 64856; phone 
(417) 223-4717. 
County: McDonald. 

Biography: Born in Jefferson City, October 3, 1957. Graduate of Bemidji State Uni- 
versity with B.A., 1980; and University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1983. Married to 
Marci G. McNeill; they have two children, Melodi Gerstner and Trista LePage, and two 
grandchildren. Member: Anderson United Methodist Church. Former board member and 
past president of Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Judges. Judicial Records 
Committee 2005-present. Elected 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 
31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 40 
KEVIN SELBY 

Office address: Newton County Courthouse, 101 S. Wood St., Ste. 204, Neosho 64850; 
phone (417) 451-8210 ext. 116. 
Counties: Newton and McDonald. 

Biography: Born June 10, 1965, in Joplin. Graduate of Webb City High School, 1983. 
Graduate of University of Kansas, 1988. Graduate of McGeorge School of Law, Sacra- 
mento, Calif., 1 992. Elected associate circuit judge Division 3, January 1, 2003, 2006 and 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 




Circuit 40 

GREGORY N. STREMEL 

Office address: Newton County Courthouse, 101 S. Wood, Neosho 64850; phone (417) 

451-8211. 

County: Newton. 

Biography: Born July 1, 1954, in Joplin. Graduate of McAuley High School in Joplin; Mis- 
souri Southern State College, 1 980 with an A.S. in computer programming and B.S., B.A. in 
general business; Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, 1983 J.D. Engaged in private practice from 
1983-1992. Appointed by then-Gov. Ashcroft as associate circuit judge December 8, 1992. 
Elected 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican 



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Circuit 41 

PHILLIP E. PREWITT 

Office address: Macon County Courthouse, 100 East Washington Street, Macon 63552; 
phone (660) 385-4631. 
County: Macon 

Biography: Born August 24, 1967, in Moberly, Mo. Graduate of Washington University 
in St. Louis, B.A., 1989; and J.D., 1992; U.S. Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Ky., 1993; 
and U.S. Army Transportation School, Ft. Eustis, Va., 1995. Married with two children. In 
private practice 1 993-201 0. Also served as city attorney for Atlanta and Bevier. Awarded 
the Conspicuous Service Medal by the State of Missouri in 2005 for pro bono legal work 
on behalf of military service members and their families. Former Commissioner, Missouri 
Veterans Commission. Elected associate circuit judge 2010. Term expires December 31, 
2014. Republican. 



Circuit 41 

MIKE GREENWELL 

Office address: Shelby County Courthouse, PO Box 206, Shelbyville 63469; phone (573) 

633-2251. 

County: Shelby. 

Biography: Born November 8, 1959, in Hannibal. Graduated 1978 South Shelby High 
School; 1983, Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) B.S. 
in Agriculture; 1986, University of Dayton J.D. Married Marcia Love August 4, 1984. 
Engaged in the private practice of law in Shelbina, 1986-2010. Member: Missouri Ethics 
Commission, 1998-2002, chair 2001-2002; Missouri Bar Association Board of Gover- 
nors, 2001-2008; Truman State University Board of Governors, 2008-2011; American 
Bar Assoc.; Missouri Bar Assoc.; 41st Circuit Bar Assoc.; Shelbina Lions Club; Knights of 
Columbus; St. Mary's Catholic Church. Elected associate circuit judge 201 0. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 42 

SCOTT BERNSTEIN 

Office address: Crawford County Courthouse, PO Box 1550, Steelville 65565; phone 
(573) 775-2149. 
County: Crawford. 

Biography: Born May 15, 1961, in St. Louis. Graduate 1979 Clayton High School; 1984 
University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. Honors College; 1988 College of William & Mary, 
MBA.; 1992, St. Louis Univ., J.D. cum laude, Pubic Law Review. Judicial clerkships at 
Mo. Court of Appeals-Eastern District, for Albert Stephen Jr. and Clifford Ahrens, and 
U.S. District Court, Clyde Cah ill. Associate with Brown and James, P.C. Sole practitioner, 
1998-2006 assistant prosecutor for Crawford and Dent counties. Member: A & A Free 
Mason and Scottish Rite, Quad County volunteer firefighter and EMT. Elected associate 
circuit judge 2006. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 42 
BRANDI L. BAIRD 

Office address: Dent County Judicial Building, 1 12 East Fifth Street, Salem 65560; phone 

(573)729-3134. 

County: Dent 

Biography: Born October 26, 1972, in Rolla. Graduate John F. Hodge High School, St. 
James, 1990; Central Missouri State University, B.S., 1996; University of Missouri-Kansas 
City, J.D., 2000. Married Brandon D. Schloemer, they have two sons, Maxton and Mad- 
den. Legislative and constituent director to the Missouri speaker of the House, 2001- 
2003. Private practice (2004-2010). Dent County Prosecuting Attorney (2010-2011). 
Member of the Salem Lutheran Church. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 42 
RANDALL HEAD 

Office address: Iron County Courthouse, Ste. 220, Ironton 63650; phone (573) 546-251 1 . 
County: Iron. 

Biography: Born September 24, 1951, in Clayton. Graduate of Southeast Missouri State 
Univ., B.A.; Univ. of Missouri-Columbia, J.D.. Married to Paula Head. Member of St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church, Ironton. Served in United States Marine Corps, 1969-1971; 
Vietnam veteran; Veterans of Foreign Wars, life member. Prosecuting attorney for Iron 
County, 1981-1990. Member of Life Endowment, NRA; NRA basic handgun instructor; 
P.O. S.T. -certified law enforcement handgun and shotgun instructor; Missouri concealed 
carry instructor. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 42 

EDITH R. RUTTER 

Office address: Reynolds County Courthouse, PO Box 39, Centerville 63633; phone 
(573) 648-2494. 
County: Reynolds. 

Biography: Born August 18, 1953, in Leitchfield, Ky. Graduate of Western Kentucky Uni- 
versity, B.S. accounting; University of Louisville, J.D. Clerked for Kentucky Supreme Court 
1989-1990. Elected associate circuit judge in Reynolds County 1998, 2002, 2006 and 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 42 

RANDY P. SCHULLER 

Office address: Wayne County Courthouse, PO Box 78, Greenville 63944; phone (573) 

224-5600. 

County: Wayne. 

Biography: Born May 23, 1955, in St. Louis. Graduate of Drake University, B.S. business 
administration, cum laude, 1 977; University of Missouri, J.D., 1 980. Prosecuting attorney, 
Wayne County 1983-1986. Member Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont Rotary 
Club, 42nd Circuit Bar Assoc., Mo. Bar Assoc., Eastern and Western Districts of U.S. Dis- 
trict Court of Missouri. Elected Wayne County associate circuit judge 1990. Re-elected 
1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 43 
JASON KANOY 

Office address: Caldwell County Courthouse, PO Box 68, Kingston 64650; phone (816) 

586-2771. 

County: Caldwell. 

Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 2007. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Independent. 



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Circuit 43 

PAULT. LUCKENBILL JR. 

Office address: Clinton County Courthouse, PO Box 275, Plattsburg 64477; phone (81 6) 
539-3755. 
County: Clinton. 

Biography: Graduate of University of Kansas, B.A.; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D. 
1 974, cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi; admitted to Order of the Coif, note and comment editor 
for Missouri Law Review. General practice of law with Griffin, Luckenbill & Griffin from, 
1974-1982. Elected associate circuit judge, November 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 
2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



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Circuit 43 
DAREN L ADKINS 

Office address: Daviess County Courthouse, PO Box 233, Gallatin 64640; phone (660) 

663-2532. 

County: Daviess. 

Biography: Born November 13, 1967, in Bethany. Graduate of Baylor Univ. B.A., 1990; 
Univ. of Tulsa School of Law; Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City, J.D. Miller, Seidel, & Havens 
Associate, 1994-1997. Miller, Seidel, Havens, & Adkins, LLP, 1997-1999. Member: 
Gallatin Rotary Club, past president; Gallatin Area Revitalization Alliance, vice president; 
Daviess County Fair Board; Gallatin United Methodist Church. Gallatin R-V School 
Board, 1996-1999; Daviess County Library Board, vice president, 2000-present. Asso- 
ciate circuit judge, Daviess County, 1 999-present. Term expires December 31, 2014. 
Democrat. 




Circuit 43 
BART SPEAR 

Office address: DeKalb County Courthouse, 109 West Main Street, P.O. Box 248, 
Maysville, 64469; phone (816) 449-2602 
County: DeKalb. 

Biography: Born December 18, 1958. Educated at Central Methodist College, B.A., 1981; 
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D. 1984. Engaged in private practice 
in Cameron, 1984-2009; assistant prosecuting attorney, DeKalb County, 1990-1994; 
appointed DeKalb County prosecuting attorney by Gov. Mel Carnahan, 1994; assistant 
child support enforcement prosecuting attorney, 43rd Judicial Circuit, 1995; elected 
DeKalb County prosecuting attorney, 1998, 2002 and 2006. Serves on Clinco Sheltered 
Industries board of directors. Member: Cameron Elks Lodge No. 2615, Cameron United 
Methodist Church, Maysville Area Chamber of Commerce and Fairport Lions Club. Appointed associate circuit 
judge by Gov. Jay Nixon, 2009. Elected associate circuit judge 2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 




Circuit 43 

JAMES P. VALBRACHT 

Office address: Livingston County Courthouse, 700 Webster, Chillicothe 64601; phone 
(660) 646-8000. 
County: Livingston. 

Biography: Born September 23, 1953, in Carrollton. Graduate of Central Missouri State 
University, B.S. 1977; University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1977. Member of Missouri 
Bar, Livingston County Bar, private practice of law, 1978-2006. United Methodist Church, 
Chillicothe Elks Lodge 656. Elected associate circuit judge, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Republican. 




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Circuit 44 
ELIZABETH BOCK 

Office address: Douglas County Courthouse, 203 SE Second Ave., PO Box 249, Ava 
65608; phone (41 7) 683-471 3. 
PhotO not County: Douglas. 

available Biography: Born December 20, 1961, in St. Louis, raised in New Madrid. Graduate of 

William Woods College, B.A. in history and English, 1983, with honors; University of 
Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 1986. Served as an assistant public defender, 
1986-1995; Greene County assistant prosecuting attorney, 1995-1999; assistant attorney 
general, 1999-2013, in Public Safety Division handling special prosecutions. Member: St. 
Leo the Great Parish, Ava, Mo.; and Ava Kiwanis Club. Appointed associate circuit judge in 
January 2013 by Gov. Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon. Term expires December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 44 
JOHN JACOBS 

Office address: Ozark County Courthouse, PO Box 278, Gainesville 65655; phone (41 7) 
679-4611. 
PhotO not County: Ozark. 

available Biography: Not available. Took office January 1, 1 987. Term expires December 31, 2014. 

Republican. 




Circuit 44 

LYNETTE B.VEENSTRA 

Office address: Wright County Courthouse, 125 Courthouse Sq., PO Box 58, Hartville 
65667; phone (41 7) 741-6505. 
County: Wright. 

Biography: Born March 21,1 968, in Luverne, Minn. Graduate of Southwest Missouri State 
Univ., B.S., economics, 1990, summa cum laude; Vanderbilt Univ., J.D., 1993, Order of 
the Coif. Married Leon Veenstra December 1 9, 1 992. They have three children. Member: 
Mansfield Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Served in private practice from 1993-2002. 
Licensed in Missouri and California. Elected associate circuit judge in 2002, 2006 and 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



Circuit 45 
JAMES D. BECK 

Office address: Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Drive, Troy, 63379; 
phone (636) 528-6300 
County: Lincoln 

^■91 Biography: Born Sept. 3, 1 968, in Troy, Mo. Graduate of Lindenwood College, B.S., 1 990; 

^j^^ » Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1 993. Married to Kenclra Beck, July 1 7, 1 999, 

i kflk anc ' has three children. Missouri assistant public defender, 1993-94; Missouri district 
HL V ^^^H public defender for the 45th Judicial Circuit, 1994-1997; began private practice, 1997, 

mL\ V I with Mueller & Suddarth and continued in private practice with Mueller, Beck & Meyer 
| until taking the bench on January 1,2011. Member: Missouri Bar Assoc.; Missouri Assoc. 
of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges; Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges; 
Troy Bible Holiness Church; Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, past president; Troy Kiwanis Club, past president; 
Troy Rotary Club, past president; Troy Elks Lodge; Lincoln County Bar Assoc., past president; Lincoln County Habi- 
tat for Humanity, board member; Elsberry Chamber of Commerce; Moscow Mills Chamber of Commerce. Elected 
2010. Term expires December 31, 2014. Republican. 



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Circuit 45 

T. BENNETT BURKEMPER 

Office address: Lincoln County Justice Center, 45 Business Park Dr., Troy 63379; phone 
(636) 528-0329. 
County: Lincoln. 

Biography: Born August 30, 1966, in St. Louis. Graduate of Saint Louis University, B.A., 
1988; MBA, 1994; Gonzaga University, J.D., cum laude, 1991, London School of Eco- 
nomics and Political Science, LL.M., 1995. Married Sarah Hartmann on October 7, 1995; 
they have three children. Employed in the private practice of law with the Burkemper 
Law Firm, LLP, 1991-2001, prosecutor for city of Troy, 1999-2001. Member: Missouri 
Bar Assoc.; Missouri Association of Probate and Associate Circuit Judges; Lincoln County 
Bar Association, past president; Kiwanis Club, past president; Lincoln County Historical 
Society, past president; Troy Chamber of Commerce; Sacred Heart Church. Appointed 
associate circuit court in September 2001 . Elected: 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires 
December 31, 2014. Democrat. 



Circuit 45 — Division 4 
DAVID ASH 

Office address: Pike County Courthouse, 1 15 W. Main, Rm. 24, Bowling Green 63334; 
phone (573) 324-5582. 
County: Pike. 

Biography: Born June 13, 1950 in Boston, Mass. Attended Columbia public schools until 
nintn grade, graduated from Univ. City High School, 1968. Graduate of Univ. of Mo.- 
Columbia, 1972, B.A. political science; UMC Law School, J. D., 1976. Married DeniseM. 
Jansen Sept. 3, 1 977; they have two children. Employed in private practice of law, Mcllroy 
and Millan, 1976-2003. While in the practice he served as asst. prosecutor for Pike Co., 
1976-1981. Was city atty. for Wellsville, Farber and Laddonia, and prosecutor for City 
of New Florence. Served on bd. of directors for Legal Svcs. of NE Mo. and as drug court 
judge, 45th Circuit, 2004-2009. Prior to taking the bench, served as municipal judge, 
Louisiana, Clarksville and Eolia. Currently is municipal judge, city of Bowling Green. Member Bowling Green 
Lions Club; St. Clement Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus Council 1 928; St. Isidore 4th Degree Assembly; bd. 
of directors of Twin Pike YMCA. Past member: Bowling Green R-1 School Bd., 1999-2005; and Twin Pike Family 
YMCA, board of directors, 2004-2010. Elected 2002, 2006 and 2010. Term expires Dec. 2014. Democrat. 




Alphabetical list of Missouri Judges 

Adkins, Daren L Associate 43 

Ahrens, Clifford H Appellate . . . Eastern 

Ahuja, Alok Appellate . . Western 

Alberty, William E Associate 2 

Alexander, Shane T. .... Circuit 7 

Allen, Harvey S Associate 37 

Alley, Thomas R Associate 3 

Asel, Jodie Capshaw Circuit 13 

Ash, David Associate 45 

Bail, Keith M Associate 18 

Baird, Brandi L Associate 42 

Banas, John P. Circuit 11 

Bates, Jeffrey W. Appellate. .Southern 

Beach, Douglas R Circuit 21 

Beard, R. Paul II Associate 18 

Beck, James D Associate 45 

Beetem, Jon E Circuit 19 

Bellamy, James T. Associate 15 

Berkemeyer, John B Associate 20 

Bernstein, Scott L Associate 42 

Bickel, James R Circuit 28 

Blankenship, Alan Associate 39 

Bloodworth, John Associate 36 

Bock, Elizabeth Associate 44 

Borbonus, John D Circuit 21 

Bouchard, Stephen D. . . Associate 23 

Bradley, Michael W. .... Associate 13 

Breckenridge, Patricia. . . Supreme Court 



Bresnahan, Richard C. . . Circuit 21 

Broniec, Kelly C Associate 12 

Brown, Jason Associate 31 

Brown, T. Lynn Associate 33 

Bryant, Paula P. Associate 22 

Bryson, Larry Associate 13 

Bullerdieck, Michael J. . . Associate 32 

Burke, Theresa Counts. . . Associate 22 

Burkemper, T. Bennett Jr. . . Associate 45 

Burlison, Rex M Circuit 22 

Burlison-Huss, Erin S. . . . Associate 11 

Burrell, Don E. Jr. Appellate. . . Southern 

Burton, Michael D Circuit 21 

Bush, Julian L Circuit 22 

Bushur, Jeffrey L Associate 16 

Byrn, David M Circuit 16 

Campbell, Patrick Circuit 16 

Cardona, Troy A Circuit 23 

Carlton, Stephen P. Associate 29 

Carpenter, Christine Circuit 13 

Carter, R. Craig Circuit 44 

Chamberlain, David Associate 7 

Chapman, Thomas N. . . . Circuit 43 

Cheever, Donald G Associate 30 

Clark, Thomas C. II Associate 22 

Clarkson, William J Associate 36 

Clayton, Kenneth G Associate 25 

Clayton, Robert M. Ill . . . Appellate . . . Eastern 

Clifford, Patrick Associate 21 

Cohen, Patricia L Appellate . . . Eastern 



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Cohen, Roberts Circuit 21 

Collins, William B Circuit 17 

Colyer, Bruce Associate 26 

Conklin, J. Dan Circuit 31 

Copeland, Fred Circuit 34 

Copeland, Richard D. . . . Associate 29 

Cordonnier, Michael J. . . Circuit 31 

Cortesini, Ronda L Associate 25 

Crane, Gayle L Circuit 29 

Crane, Kathianne K Appellate . . . Eastern 

Crane, Kevin Circuit 13 

Crouch, Garrett R. II. . . . Associate 17 

Cundiff, Terry R Associate 11 

Cunningham, Jon A Circuit 11 

Curless, Charles D Associate 28 

Currie, W. Keith Associate 34 

Dally, David C Circuit 29 

Dalton, Wesley C Circuit 12 

Daniels, Deborah Associate 13 

David, Michael P. Circuit 22 

Davis, K. Elizabeth Circuit 7 

Dawson, Michael Associate 27 

Del Muro, Justine E Circuit 16 

DeMarce, Karl A. W